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Jemez State Monument

NM 4 (1 mile N of Jemez Springs), Albuquerque, NM 87025
505-829-3530
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Ranked #33 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This park contains the remains of a 17th-century church, where park rangers explain the tortured history of the Indians and the Spaniards in this... more » Owner description: This park contains the remains of a 17th-century church, where park rangers explain the tortured history of the Indians and the Spaniards in this area. « less
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This abandoned pueblo is a good place to begin to learn something of the broken heritage of the Pueblo Native Americans. I found the small museum informative; it helped to evoke something of the otherness of the Pueblo Culture, the fact that is is not really quite part of the world of the United States. Needless to say the scenery... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I spent the day in this wonderful place. What we did was drive up the mountains until we found a public car park near a trail that led up the side of the mountain to a lovely stream with little rock water falls and as you walk further up the mountain you find hot springs and beautiful scenery. The area... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Very interesting ruins, particularly of the San Jose de los Jemez church. Easy hiking for kids or older folks and a beautiful drive to get there make for a fun day trip. If you have extra time to kill, they offer a combo special to get into both Jemez and Coronado State Monument for a discounted price.

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ohio
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130 reviews 130 reviews
81 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Of which there are many in N.M. Nonetheless the size is imposing, the setting beautiful, the ranger young and eager. No strenous walk involved.

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146 reviews 146 reviews
32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

this is a beautiful area near the Walatowa Pueblo. Every weekend you can buy red chile stew & fry bread in front of the Walatowa visitor center and the amazing scenic red rocks. This type of scenery is so beautiful is feels surreal. This is a great place to really enjoy New Mexico's famous red earth and blue skies.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the few things to see in Jemez Springs. The guide will provide you with information about the various areas on the site. It's interesting but small and can be seen in about 45 mins. There is a small fee to visit.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

On a day trip from ABQ to explore the back roads and find the Gillman tunnels. Stopped here and had it to ourselves. Just wish the Kiva was repaired to be able to go inside.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The monument is a very well kept and organized. The walls of the church are simply haunting and the words in the small museum equally so. Go and learn about the people of this area, some of their history and how positive they are about the future. An important place for anyone to visit while traveling around this beautiful area.... More

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colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Perhaps we lucked out being off-season, but we had the entire place to ourselves. The museum was small but had some interesting items and stories. Jemez, the Spanish interpretation for the Pueblo name "people" was a bit funny to me. Check out the handmade rug inside and read a few of the signs. The outside area was absolutely stunning in... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Like many other sites in the US, the ruins of the church stand strong as a monument to the demise of the culture of the Native Americans. Built atop the original native houses, the church faces a cemetery where only the converts could be buried. The literature emphasizes the solitary life that the friars had to endure during their efforts... More

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