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Balcony House

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What an absolutely amazing and incredible place to visit! We had such a wonderful time on our visit and we hope to go back very very soon!

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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Love this place. So interesting and the Park Ranger was very nice and informative. You do have to climb some steep ladders and go through a tight tunnel which is fun, but if you are afraid of heights, this is not for you.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is another must see at Mesa Verde. The only catch being that you need to be physically/mentally able to climb a couple 30 foot ladders and climb up a fairly steep stairway. You also will crawl through a pretty narrow tunnel so if you're unable to do crawl on your hands and knees for a short distance this isn't... More

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boston, ma
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a great ranger as our tour guide. strenuous and a bit scary for some. have to climb lots of ladders, and the area by the cliff dwellings are pretty steep and not well protected to prevent fallings. a great interesting place to start, makes all the other tours a breeze.

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Chatham, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My family (two adults, two teens) and I did this guided tour in conjunction with the Cliff Palace tour. We all really enjoyed it, as you get to interact more with the pueblo than you do in Cliff Palace. There are two long ladders and a narrow tunnel, along with a series of steps cut into the mesa that are... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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254 reviews 254 reviews
167 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

These cliff dwelling are truly amazing. We almost didn't make the long drive to see them but I am glad we find they are amazing. Bring your walking shoes.

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Tampere
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great place, easy to visit together with the Clliff Palace in the review of which I covered the Balcony House too.

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Des Moines Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Took the Balcony House tour, wish we had done Cliff Palace instead. It was a large group, very hard to get a photo without a bunch of people. Tough climb out for me as I was having issues with the altitude anyway. My advise: Skip Mesa Verde and drive three hours south to Chinle AZ, and tour Canyon de Chelly... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had visited Cliff Palace on our first day at Mesa Verde, and the next day my husband had to work. But my two small girls (ages 4 and 6) had such an awesome time on our Cliff Palace ranger tour, and they loved Mesa Verde so much, that I took them back the next day to do the Balcony... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Awesome tour. Took our 4 and 6 year olds with us. I would have enjoyed the tour more without them. I worried about the heights and them too much.

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