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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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Hedgesville, West Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Worth the stop. Paved trail. So much is missing and has been destroyed but what is left is incredible. Saw two young black hawks sitting across the creek.

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Thunder Bay
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Excellent view of cliff dwellings. Short walk and paved so good for seniors scooters wheelchairs etc. Amazing history. No wandering off path No going to the river and no walking near the ruins. Signs state stay on oath with pictures of snakes. They are not kidding. When I was present they caught, tagged and released a young western diamondback rattlesnake.

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Cornville, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Was so surprised to find such pleasant tree lined walk ways, cliff dweller architecture. Good information on all the features. Lots of interesting signs to involve the viewer in understanding the ancient civilization that once inhabited the site.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was a quick and easy stop on the route from Sedona to Grand canyon. It was our family's first experience seeing an ancient pueblo and it did not disappoint. It was an easy, short, flat walk to a very picturesque ruin, with a park ranger on hand to answer any questions, and viewing benches provided under some trees Side... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's about a 20 minute drive from Sedona. It is a national park so if you have your park pass you can get in with that. Not too exciting. It is an Indian ruin built into the rocks. You can't get very close so you just look at it. Nice history on the early Indians in the area. Has a... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great experience. A easy to traverse paved walkway takes you on your of one the mor remarkable ruins around. Quite enjoyable.

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Hamilton, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The title is deceiving, as this is not a castle. The park is walkable and the path is well paved. The diorama is informative and gives you the opportunity to appreciate the the monument. The admission price is nominal and is valid for six (6) days.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The park is quite small and very short walk and the views are quiet worth it. A small point-and-shoot with even a moderate zoom will get you some very good pictures. Very nice staff in the Visitor Center

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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Really cool ruins and a nice exhibit inside. We also enjoyed nearby Montezuma Well. Worth the trip!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The monument has been updated since my last visit. Paths are paved, great exhibits and a variety of items in the gift shop.

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