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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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Has merit but they no longer allow you to venture inside the site

If you want to get up close and personal with the ancient, native culture in the Arizona area, there are better examples. Montezuma can only be viewed from a distance as you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you want to get up close and personal with the ancient, native culture in the Arizona area, there are better examples. Montezuma can only be viewed from a distance as you are no longer permitted to inspect the actual dwellings. While there is plenty of signage along the loop trail and knowledgeable staff to answer questions, the lack of... More 

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Mount Arlington, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a good spot to stop for an hour or so when traveling from Phoenix to Sedona or the Grand Canyon. It is right off the Interstate and there a number of eateries nearby.

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Hanalei, Hawaii
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Montezuma's Castle was not a planned stop for us, but we decided to check it out after noticing the large signs along the interstate while we drove from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. It is a quick detour along that route, with a short walk and fairly good interpretation of the site by the feds. We definitely noticed that after... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

To visit the cliff ruins a bit of walking is involved taking about an hour there and back but it is well worth the walk. The ruins are incredible and are set high up in the cliff face and the tribe that built them suddenly disappeared without a trace. You can also see a bit of local wildlife and there... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The more we travel, the more we understand the development of ancient civilization in this continent and the hard existence, survival and tests that brought man from community living in such ancient ruins as Montezuma Castle, progressing years, decades and centuries. If one considers the progress in technologies of air, ground and space travel alone, it is simply amazing. We... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a super quick way to learn a lot about the local ancient Indian culture. The staff is very knowledgeable about the area and the cultures and, while I was there, a volunteer was on hand to answer questions about the ruins themselves, as he had been in them years ago and had pictures and diagrams to share. The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was a great stop on our trip to Prescott. What an awesome monument that transported us back in time to the dwellings of the ancient people. Also nice that they allowed our friends to walk their 2 leashed dogs on the trail.

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Paso Robles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way from Sedona to Phoenix. It was well worth the short detour off the freeway. Even though we had already visited Mesa Verde a while ago, it was still fascinating to see the Montezuma Castle and in what great condition it was. You can't go in or up close as you can at Mesa Verde... More 

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Parkland, Florida
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

it was ok, nothing great.. not a very big place was not a place for me, I guess if you like to look at rocks.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We definitely wouldn't not have stopped if we didn't have the pass, but I am really glad we did. Even though there isn't a lot there, I would say it is the best ruins you will see in the area. You won't be able to get up close to the ruins like at Palatki and Honanki, but they are the... More 

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Address: 1620 W. Finnie Flats Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone Number: 520-567-3322
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Camp Verde
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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