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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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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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Like stepping back in time

It is easy to picture people living in this setting. Families living in the cliffs and growing food in the area below.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Independence, Missouri
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Independence, Missouri
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is easy to picture people living in this setting. Families living in the cliffs and growing food in the area below.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Makes you really appreciate the native inhabitants. Short easy walk to see the "castle" and other ruins. Native flute player greatly added to the experience.

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Abingdon, MD
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy walk...fascinating history of cliff dwellers. On our way to Sedona our daughter brought us to this park. Very interesting...and hard to imagine life back so many years ago. Glad we went!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped by on way back from Grand Canyon, and so glad we did. What an excellent and interesting place. The "castle" really is amazing, and the presentation is wonderful. You really do get a sense of why the location was so ideal for the long-ago residents, sheltered and with a nearby creek. The site is small, with a gentle walking... More 

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hopewell jct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was near their closing time and the park ranger was very kind and told how to quickly get to the sight before he had to close the gate for the night. Amazing sight. beautiful setting.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small national monument that shows a large cliff dwelling ruin and the history of the Anasazi in this area. It is worth a stop for an hour on your road trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! This monument is a hidden gem. Easily accessed from the interstate either going to or from the Grand Canyon on I-17. Amazingly preserved. Well done park service

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Newtown, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stopped in on our way from Pheonix to Sedona. The visitor center has a small museum with information about the communities that once lived in the cliffs. There is also a small shop and a ranger station. There is a 0.3 mile loop that takes you by the castle. There are signs along the way with... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an ancient cliff dwelling from approximately 1200 years ago. Construction began around 900 and it was occupied until sometime around 1300. There really isn't a lot to this site. It's a national monument, so your national park pass gets you in. There is a small museum with some interesting artifacts, and then a short trail that takes you... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here while touring the area. There is a moderate sized parking lot that was not busy this time of year. There is a $10 fee that gets you in here and also Tuzigoot. It is a short walk down a sidewalk to view the cliff dwelling. It is well preserved and interesting to look at. They do have... More 

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