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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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It is funny how we come to these places and it hits us, how people from our past were so resourceful and imaginative. I wonder if the people that used to inhabit these cliff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

It is funny how we come to these places and it hits us, how people from our past were so resourceful and imaginative. I wonder if the people that used to inhabit these cliff dwellings would look at us and laugh at giving their homes such importance. It's like if our future selves from the year 4000 would go to... More 

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Jasper, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A quick trip back in history. Short walk around the area. A nice quick visit. Please remember, there were people in the Americas before Columbus.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had a nice and short visit here. It was seven dollars to enter but it was a short 3 minute walk then you take some photos and there is a little trail to walk but if it's a hot day you should just go to take a couple of photos and go back and leave so you can do... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It was interesting to see the structure built high up on the cliff, but that was it you can't get anywhere near it. That was it for the park. They have a little museum and gift shop. It wasn't a waste of time I was just expecting more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you have some time to kill this is an excellent site to see. Costs $5 to enter and is pretty neat to see. The whole trip doesn't take very long. Your unable to get up to the castle for preservation reasons. If your wanting to explore a native village such as Montezumas Castle you should check out Mesa Verde.... More 

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Camp Verde, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We live in Camp Verde and every time company comes we take them there. All of my grandchildren have become Junior Rangers. They are so proud of their badges. Our little grand daughter Gracie Ray (5) was the last one to get her badge. The rangers make a big deal out of it so it makes it even more special.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a really cool site to see if you are on your way to somewhere else and you love or have an appreciation for ancient history. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to come here unless I had other plans because there isn't much to do. Plus, you cannot go through these ruins like you can else... More 

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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