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Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Address: 1620 W. Finnie Flats Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone Number: 520-567-3322
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a...
This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.
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so thought provoking

wasn't sure we wanted to do this, but so glad we did. Self-guided tour, so you can go at your own pace. Beautifully landscaped walking path. Took a lot of pictures because it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

wasn't sure we wanted to do this, but so glad we did. Self-guided tour, so you can go at your own pace. Beautifully landscaped walking path. Took a lot of pictures because it was so thought provoking.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple of hours here and it was well worth our time. It is amazing how people built this castle in the side of a cliff almost 1000 years ago. The entry fee is only $5 per person and it is well worth it. There is a paved walking path all around the exhibit and ample shade with... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to come here on a day were all parkes seemed to be free, so we got a free tour of this amazing "castle". The are is very nice and there were a lot of informative signs along the way. The only improvement I could see was that the placement of some of those signs could be... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy seeing our countries past and what the Native American Indians did before settlers came along. So happy that the park chose to close off the ruins from people hiking into the dwellings. All we need is more snot nosed kids tearing up the place or irresponsible treasure hunters stealing a part of history.

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing to see how American Indians built homes in the sides of this mountain. Teddy Roosevelt helped establish this Park. Worth a trip during early May. Not sure about the summer.

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

People can no longer walk among the ruins in the side of the mountain but just being able to observe the build these people did 1000 years ago is amazing. You can walk under ruins and see them from about 50 - 75 feet below and to the side. These early people did their farming with water from the creek... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Prior to a native Arizona resident recommending the place to me, I had never heard of it. I was pleasantly surprised by how it reminded of my time at Petra, Jordan, except in Petra, you could hike up there. This is not the case at Montezuma Castle, but I still enjoyed the view. And l loved the short walk around... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on the way back to Scottsdale, after driving up to see the Grand Canyon and spending some time in Sedona. It was worth it. The people who built these dwellings and lived here are now called "The Sinagua," which means "without water." It's an odd name, because there was plenty of water around here. And it isn't... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We were recently driving from Scottsdale to Sedona and stopped here along the way. It is a short distance from the main road, just follow the signs. Entrance fee is $5 for those 16 and older. It has a lovely,easy to walk ,pathway that also was wheelchair friendly. Plenty of signage along the pathway pointing out historical facts. The castle... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife really enjoyed this attraction. The Montezuma Well down the road was more to my liking, and our multi-park pass with Tuzigoot in Clarkdale covered all 3 places for $8/person. The lifestyles back then were hard to imagine, and made me appreciate our current lifestyle. The walkway is beautiful and we strolled around for about an hour, on 4/20/15.... More 

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