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“Best and easiest to visit of all local Native American ruins.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Montezuma Castle National Monument

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...
Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Camp Verde
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.
Arizona
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Best and easiest to visit of all local Native American ruins.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

All the walkways are gentle grades and very wide, especially easy for disabled persons. Native plants are clearly marked. Personnel are friendly and handle large groups very well. Also, if you happen to catch a night-time lecture or performance when there's a full moon, you're in for a wonderful treat.

Visited February 2011
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“Awe Inspiring Site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Stopped here on the drive from Phoenix to Sedona with grandma and 8 year old daughter. It is a quick stop very close to the highway and well worth the stop. All ages were impressed by the majesty of what the ancient Sinagua people accomplished. Our daughter had just finished studying Native Americans in school so she was happy to see how they lived in person.

One thing we were happy to learn about was that seniors can purchase a lifetime pass to all National Monuments for only $10. This not only gets them in, but three other adults traveling with them (kids are free).

Also, if you have kids, be sure to check out the National Parks website (or ask at whatever park or landmark you are visiting) for information on the National Parks Passport and Junior Rangers program. Both make visiting our national parks a very fun, engaging experience for kids (and the adults with them too).

Visited June 2011
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Well preserved indian ruins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

My wife and I stopped at Montezuma Castle on the way from Flagstaff to Phoenix recently. My wife and I saw 2 other indian ruins near Sedona, but Montezuma Castle was much more impressive. The ruins on the cliff were well-preserved, and the trails and river running behind it gave it a tranquil feel. Not far from I-17 and Cliff Castle Casino.

Visited April 2011
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“What an extraordinary piece of history.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

A great place to stop and take a look at a castle built in the side of a very tall cliff. It has unique history to learn about and really sparks your curiosity. I cannot judge the price as the day we went to see it the admission was free for that weekend. It's a really cool site and I would recommend people to see it. The gift shop is awful though.

Visited April 2011
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Oberlin, LA
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“montezuma castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

This is a hidden gem. It was not crowded. They have good walking trails.

Visited March 2011
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