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Montezuma Castle National Monument

1620 W. Finnie Flats Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
520-567-3322
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Day Tour to Sedona Red Rock Country and Native...
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Camp Verde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Birdwatching, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We were in Phoenix to visit family and decided to see this monument. We drove about an hour and a half looking foward to an interesting exploration and hike but ended up spending about 20 minutes there. It was cool and pretty, but it's not worth over an hour drive. I'd only do it if you're en route to somewhere... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped by here on out way to Sedona and it was worth the slight detour. It's hard to imagine that people actually lived here so long ago. I think it's very important that we learn as much as we can about the past because it made us who we are today. I wish that you were... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

These cliff dwellings were impressive! To see how people lived 1000 years ago was most fascinating to me. There are grounds to walk around and enjoy nature, but the park is on the smaller side. You can't climb up to the dwellings, but there are some areas where you can walk by and see the outline of what used to... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This was a time of cliff dwellers. The home in the mountain is closed to preserve the property. But amazing to see where people lived and survived. The national park was free on veteran's day and the unusual trees in the area - they appear speckled add to the charm. There are tours available at the base of the structure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest in ancient peoples and their culture, you will love this site. Well explained, and a beautiful place.

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Had the opportunity to visit the cliff dwelling in Camp Verde, Arizona and it was a very pleasant experience. Not quiet as large as Mesa Verde in Colorado but it still inspires one to think of the people from long ago who settled in this area and made a life for themselves. Very peaceful area next to the river. A... More

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Noosa Heads
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Montezuma Castle National Monument is worth a short deviation off Highway 17. It is quite small but an interesting look back and how people lived in1300 and then left for no apparent known reason other than extended drought.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

on our way back from the grand canyon it was a treat to History so close your own self. Great to see how people lived in old time with so much hard ships. Spend time in looking at each display and will take you in to world of its own. Would like to see it again and again. so well... More

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Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Coming upon these cliff dwellings was almost eerie, knowing that people lived here almost 1000 years ago .(1100-1400 AD, i think). Can't go up into the buildings anymore, but the view and dioramas were worth it.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Being as close as possible to what life was like in native Arizona made the senses adjust to a more simpler, yet challenging time. If the crowd is small one can almost imagine themselves living in the area. There are numerous informative displays and to absorb it all you need at least an hour. It's probably the most informed $5... More

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