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Wupatki National Monument

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Address: 6400 N. Highway 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone Number: 928-679-2365
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Description: Explore this fascinating ancient pueblo, located near the San Francisco...
Explore this fascinating ancient pueblo, located near the San Francisco Peaks, which once housed almost 100 members of the Anasazi and Sinagua tribes.
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History you can walk into.

If you like native american history, this place is great. I enjoyed seeing the native american ruins and love being able to walk inside the structures and see how they lived. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Weatherford, Texas
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Weatherford, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you like native american history, this place is great. I enjoyed seeing the native american ruins and love being able to walk inside the structures and see how they lived. The best $5 I spent on the whole trip.

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Just up a ways from the Sunset Crater National Monument is the Wupatki National Monument. The ancient dwellings are fascinating to walk-through as you try to imagine how the native people lived and survived back over 900 years ago. Great views of the San Francisco Peaks (with snow) is a bonus. It is recommended that you read up on the... More 

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Prescott
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Some of the more impressive ruins of the Southwest area, said to be ancestors of the Hopi Indians. Short self-guided trails offer a close up viewing of the large and impressive ruins including the 100 room "Long-cut House," a large ceremonial amphitheater, ball court and the three-story "Wukoki" ruins among other interesting ruins to explore. Open from dawn to dusk.... More 

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Marysville, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice visitor center and several locations for ruins. Most of the ruins had short walks to get to them and one was too steep for these old folks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The ruins are extremely interesting, but what I enjoy most are the amazing views of the San Francisco Peaks and the open space north and east of the monument.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I live in the area and the best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon as the sun lights the ruins with a warm glow. Children will enjoy the wind hole where the earth exhales its breath. The San Franscisco Peaks are beautiful in the distance. Well preserved archeological site.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This monument features ruins of villages left by the Sinagua people who lived here in the 1100s. It may not be impressive enough for some people to make this a destination on its own; depending on the level of interest one could spend as little as 30 minutes to drive by and stop at the Visitor Center, or as much... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Amazing to see what the native Americans were able to do 900 years ago. Keep an eye out for pottery sherds, but don't pick them up. The pamphlets and walking tour provide lots of interesting historical information regarding the buildings, the lifestyle and the ballcourt.

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Allow 3-4 hours to drive/walk the Wupatki National Monument. Great scenery and, although the last volcanic eruption was around 1250, you still get a sense of its magnitude as there are lava rocks/gravel literally everywhere. No food, so bring some snacks and water, to eat as you marvel the stunning views. The Wupatki Ruins are fantastic and although much has... More 

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Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Good stop for overview of early life in the wilds of Arizona. Interesting displays with quotes from last Navajo family to live here. So isolated, but beautiful..No wireless, limited cell service, no restaurants, groceries, gas for miles. A true glimpse of the hardships living here so long ago would have been like

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