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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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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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Indian ruins

Beautifully maintained paved trails, staffed by park service. ancient Indian cliff side dwellings clearly visible from the trail. local plant and tree species labeled along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Arizona City, Arizona
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Arizona City, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beautifully maintained paved trails, staffed by park service. ancient Indian cliff side dwellings clearly visible from the trail. local plant and tree species labeled along the shaded path. gift shop and flush toilets.

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Fortunate to have a driver who knew so much about this spot as well as other places we visited . Was worth it see the ruins in the stone wall . Learned about the local vegetation and was impressed with how calm and quiet it was when we were there . Gift shop on site , passed on that .... More 

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Columbus, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed seeing how people lived. The reason I don't like giving reviews is because there is a minimum characters.

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nestled along side a stream this beautiful multi storied cliff dwelling is beautiful. Montezuma's well is also cool. Make sure you walk down to the creek to see the huge sycamore tree.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

When planning our trip to the Grand Canyon, a friend turned us onto this spot. It was a nice stop, interesting. We used the National Parks pass, so we didn't pay a separate fee. Not sure the fee to enter would be worth it on it's own, especially if you have a few in your party. It's not a long... More 

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Reston, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Montezuma Castle is worth a stop. The site is just of of I-17 and is an interesting short visit. The cliff dwelling can be seen from about a quarter mile down a paved, well-shaded path. It is interesting, even impressive, but not spectacular. The guides were most knowledgable and helpful, but seemed to have to spend a lot of time... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a find! Walk thru the park's store and information center, down the long sidewalk outdoors and then you see it! High up on the cliffside! a beautiful SInagua cliff adobe dwelling! It takes you back into history and your imagination peaks with what this area must have been like years ago. Great trip for adults and families with children.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was our first excursion on our South West road trip. It seemed like a sensible stop to break up our journey from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. Our trip would later include Mesa Verde and Taos Pueblo. I would suggest that if your trip includes one of these other sites, you should drive on past Montezuma Castle. It has... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have been hiking in this area for a few days. We stopped here at the end of the day. I am glad we did. An interesting historical stop. We have stopped at other ancient villages in our travels. I felt there was a little less to see. We saw the dwellings from afar because they were closed off to... More 

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Loved the site itself. Nice paved walking path with informative markers along the way. Awesome views. The staff who helped us seemed to be there just to collect the money and nothing else. No smile no advice... My family felt like a herd of cattle just trying to get thru the fence (except there was nobody behind us)

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