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Montezuma Castle National Monument

1620 W. Finnie Flats Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
520-567-3322
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Camp Verde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Activities: Birdwatching, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.
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Ashburn, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The park is quite small and very short walk and the views are quiet worth it. A small point-and-shoot with even a moderate zoom will get you some very good pictures. Very nice staff in the Visitor Center

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Really cool ruins and a nice exhibit inside. We also enjoyed nearby Montezuma Well. Worth the trip!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The monument has been updated since my last visit. Paths are paved, great exhibits and a variety of items in the gift shop.

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Huntington, Vermont
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

On the way to Sedona from Phoenix, I would recommend a short stray off the main highway to see the "castle." Although not a castle at all, and although Montezuma was never anywhere close to this part of what is now Arizona, you will see parts of 5 floor domiciles etched into the walls by the Pueblos some 800 years... More

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Milford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit Montezuma's castle while vacationing in Sedona - it was a short trip down the scenic byway and the park was easy to find and access. The cliff dwellings are amazing - read the historical exhibits within the visitors center before going out to view the dwellings and you'll appreciate what these people did to live here... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I'm a retired tour guide and this is a historical native American ruins. It's been there for so many years and was misnamed because people thought it was created by Montezuma but not so. It's very inexpensive and just off the freeway and is very impressive. Great for all ages.

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Allendale, New Jersey
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37 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped at Montezuma Castle National Monument on our long drive up to Page. Easy on and off the highway. $5 per adult to get in...we didn't mind paying it to help preserve this treasure. We enjoyed the pleasant 1/3 mile loop...amazing cliff dwellings!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a quick little tour (do Junior Ranger's for the kids) to see how the Indians learned how to use the weather elements to their advantage. 1/3 mile loop total. Shaded easy walk.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a quick detour worth taking. The reconstructed ruins are truly spectacular to see. The trails are very well kept and easy to get around on.

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New Knoxville, Ohio, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took the self-guided walk which took us about an hour. The walk is very easy and relaxing. It is not possible to climb up to get a close up view, but the small model at the end of the trail provides a good representation of what the inside looked like.

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