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The only archeological site of its kind in northern Mexico, these ruins...

The only archeological site of its kind in northern Mexico, these ruins feature seven-story-high earth walls, mysterious T-shaped doors and ceremonial mounds.

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Paquime is a prehistoric archaeological site with a beautiful museum and well preserved ruins. The site is really interesting with signage in both Spanish and English. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 28, 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Paquime is a prehistoric archaeological site with a beautiful museum and well preserved ruins. The site is really interesting with signage in both Spanish and English. We learned a great deal about a culture we knew little about. There are curved walls and t-shaped doors, making the site very unique. The museum exterior is stunning as it has been made... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

if you have an interest in the history of the southwest native cultures then this place iis for you. they have an excellent museum that tells the story of these early peoples of northern Mexico. There is also a gift shop that sells overpriced pottery. much better deals can be found in Nuevo Casas Grandes or in Chihuahua where we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The drive is nice you pass Janos and old abandoned church on Mexico highway 2. There is a military stop but they do not bother you. Going to Nuevo Casas Grandes must have a permit from the mexican authorities from the Km 30. Usually the registration and a $200-$300 deposit plus the fees. IF YOU ARE AMERICAN HAVE YOUR PASSPORT... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

Kinda boring and unimpressive. Like the photo shows, they are just "stumps" of former walls. If you got nothing better to do, then go visit it. I recommend you find something better to do.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015

These ruins, and the museum, are definitely worth a visit. Admission is free to 'pensioners'. It is just amazing to think how these primitive peoples were so advanced! The way they brought in water, the houses, the ball courts. To think that so much has survived, with much still buried. The museum is interesting although there was little in the... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you ever have an opportunity to visit this unique UNESCO site, you should take the time to do so. We had the benefit of a personal tour guide who was well versed in the history and unique aspects of Pacquime which made this visit particularly meaningful. This archeological site is available to roam through (within certain boundaries) which really... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

I was with a tour group coming back to Tucson from The Copper Canyon and we stayed in Casas Grandes on our last night of the trip. I have been to many of Mexico's archeological ruins so was happy we made this stop. The walls of these ruins make if very different from the others. It's always interesting to learn... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Paquimé is unique and it is well worth the trip from anywhere in Mexico. For me, I made this trip from Chiapas and I was absolutely delighted that I made it to the most curious archaeological site in Mexico. Allow a couple hours to immerse yourself in this labyrinth-like ruins and let your imagination go. I walked up the hills... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

I visited Paquime in late March and was absolutely delighted. The facility features a thoughtfully unobtrusive visitor center and museum which includes a wide array of materials that provide insight into the evolution of the civilization there about 1,000 years ago, and about its economy and civilization. The exhibits were complemented by an art gallery with contemporary exhibits. The adobe... More 

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