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Montezuma Castle National Monument

1620 W. Finnie Flats Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
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Ranked #4 of 16 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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Chantilly, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Stopped here on our way from Scottsdale to Williams, AZ. Traveling with a 9 & 12 year old on a very hot July day, we weren't sure a walking tour of cliff dwellings would be successful. However, once on the paved trail, the dwellings generated lots of questions and appealed to all of us. Bring water and maybe a snack... More

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Sahuarita, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

These are the remains of an old Sinagua community. These cliff dwellings are amazing - very well preserved and you can get very close to them. The parks employees were great.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you're in the area, this is the place you just can't miss (along with Montezuma's Well). There's a really nice (but simple) tourist office/entrance where you can get all the info on this monument. Very friendly rangers! The walkway is really nicely done and it's very relaxing to take a stroll to get to the castle. The castle itself... More

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Salem, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Such an awesome piece of history showing how these ancient people lived. Short walk with shade and a very informative visitor center.

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San Jacinto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is an interesting spot to visit. You walk a trail from which you can take some very cool pictures of the cliff dwellings.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
163 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were amazed as we walked along the trail and observed these dwellings nestled along the Cliffside. The views were spectacular; just beware of the rattlesnakes!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Grew up in AZ so had to take the gf here. She enjoyed leaning all about the Indian tribe the resident for over 100 years. Kids will enjoy this!

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Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The building is amazing. It's hard to imagine that it is over 700 years old! If you want to take photos, definitely bring a zoo lens. You can see more details of the building that way. The park is well maintained. In the fall, this place is stunning. Our family took our Christmas photos in front of the birch trees.

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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

One of the most unique places I have seen....a village built into the rocks....amazing.....cool history and it is crazy to think that "primitive" people built this or even thought of building this village......very worth the trip to get here to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a wonderful place where you see the building of the past over 700 years ago. It is most interesting looking at these most wonderful building in the rock. How our ancestors must have worked is unbeliveable and lived and raised families here as well. It was a blazing hot day but there were seats to rest. There are... More

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