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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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Cottonwood, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We recently took family members from Australia to visit & they were super impressed as they did not know about the history surrounding the Verde Valley. The walk to the castle is easy so both young & old alike can venture the area together. The museum & gift shop are cool & we always enjoy our visit here BUT there... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For years I imagined that I would travel to the southwestern part of the US, but the big destination was the Grand Canyon. We did a circle tour from Albuquerque to Tucson, on to Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, and back to Albuquerque, stopping at as many National Parks and Monuments along the way. This area is full of them,... More

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Salem, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Really glad we stopped to check this site. Easy to get around and a very cool site. Lots of info and the ruins are humbling.

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San Francisco, California
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54 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

worth a stop!! see how smart people were long ago just amazing! nice park area with small museum and gift shop ! also the rangers are very informative adn nice!

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Chatham, Ontario
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a very short stop and well worth a short diversion on your way to Sedona. If you are pressed for time, skip the tacky downtown of Sedona and see how folks lived hundreds of years ago! It's a ver short visit and reasonably priced ($5 per person, I think kids are free). Amazing to see what they did... More

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la
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

very interesting Indian community with cliff dwellings and very informative ranger museum and tours.

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Western New York State
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

These are ruins from Native Americans who lived here from about 1100 AD to 1400 AD. It's my third visit here and I still am amazed at the ingenuity, skill and perserverance demonstrated by these people so long ago. The site has been expanded to include Castle A, all the way down to the creek. In my opinion, this is... More

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Essex, England
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I don't like to write negative reviews but it has to be done on occasion. If you go see this place just don't expect very much (at all) and then you MAY not be disappointed! Interesting to historians perhaps but there is just so little to see. If you could walk up to and inside the dwellings in the wall... More

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Exeter, Rhode Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great little place to stretch your legs and take in the scenery. Paths are paved and looped ---shady in some spots. A creek runs along it to add to the beauty. There is a little area where a park ranger meets to tell some history/stories. Plenty of picture opportunities. Nice little information center with locally made items.... More

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Winnipeg
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stopped here to see the ruins as part of a day trip to the Grand Canyon. Was nice to have guide give us some history, but it's not necessary. Everything you need to know can be found in the Visitor's Centre. Its fascinating and worth a short visit if you're already in the area.

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