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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
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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Well preserved history

The view of the castle was great, but up close views were not allowed. It's only called a castle due to its relative size compared to other period dwelling sizes. No known... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The view of the castle was great, but up close views were not allowed. It's only called a castle due to its relative size compared to other period dwelling sizes. No known royaly or leaders occupied the dwelling. Montezuma's Well offers a slightly better view of period dwellings.

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Campbell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Because we enjoyed Tonto National Monument, it was suggested that we also visit this monument. This is much more accessible, although you must view the castle from the ground floor. The rangers give a very informative talk about the castle and its inhabitants. It was built 90 feet up a limestone cliff. The cliff is massive and beautiful to view.... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A visit to this remarkable ruin is a humbling experience. The "castle" is halfway up a cliff, and the visitor is left to wonder when, why, and how a people would select such a spot. The park staff is committed to interpretation, and willing to engage with visitors. Excellent book selection in the gift shop, and every purchase benefits the... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We spent our First time in Arizona touring around this past week, and one of our highlights was Montezuma's Castle. We were driving from Phoenix all the way up to flagstaff and were stopping at all the attractions between. The history was cool to hear about, and there was one of the volunteers that we stood and chatted with for... More 

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Oak Park, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Montezuma's Castle is a very interesting building, but there is not much to look at other than this one building built into a cleft in the rock face. If you are in the area anyway, it's worth the five buck entrance fee, but it's definitely not something I would drive to go see! You come, you spend 5-10 minutes looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We have been to Montezuema's Castle many times. The cost is $5 but we have a national park pass so we don't have to pay a fee. It is an amazing history lesson on the Indian culture that was settled in this area centuries ago. The visitor center has a timeline relating to happenings in the world and what was... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is my second time visiting the park. Made a pit stop to breakup the drive to Sedona. It's a small park with very friendly staff. You only need about a 1/2 hour to see the entire park. No words needed, just look at the pictures. Helpful Hint: If you are over 62 you can purchase a park pass for... More 

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

one of the most gorgeous places I have seen! Unreal to image what it would have been like to not only construct this beautiful place but to just survive and live there on a daily basis.

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was surprised by how small the site was. From the photographs and reviews I saw before I went, I expected it to be a little larger. The main attraction can be seen from several spots around a paved trail, but it looks so small from the ground unless you have a camera with good zoom. They (rightfully) stopped tourists... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We came here to get our passports stamped (if you dont have one you need to get one!). The ruins were in amazing condition. They are up high in a cliff so you have to look up at them from the ground but it is well worth it. Stop to talk to one of the rangers, they have some very... More 

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