Megiddo National Park
Megiddo National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This archaeological site of an ancient fortress town has revealed more than 20 layers of ruins, ranging in time from the Neolithic Period (7000 BC) to the end of the Persian Period (332 BC).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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EastmeetsWestAB
London, UK2,386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Brilliant time in this park. Make sure you have a proper guide to take you here. It's worth listening to all the stories and relate to the book of revelations and how this location was chosen.

There are stables, altar, big silo, city gate, royal tomb etc. It is a pity we cannot see the water system due to flooding.
Written January 24, 2020
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tel Megiddo is definitely a place to visit in Israel.
Perhaps not in the Top 10, but definitely in the Top 20 and as such it should be included in your 1st visit in Israel.

It's easy to get there as it's on your way to Nazareth, or Beth Shean, or Tveria (Tiberias) and the Galilee...In short it's on your way to everything in the North of Israel.
The site is a National Park and as such really organized, managed and explained.
Strongly recommended for you, your kids and anyone who likes History, fantastic views and here and there some mysteries.

Btw, I recommend you take the Tunnel to exit the site, it is not tiring and it is a different experience you should not miss.
I've attached some pictures to give you the feel of it.
Written September 28, 2022
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Dreamer54045742171
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This area is definitely worth a visit. It is a bit hilly so if you have difficulty walking, it could be an issue as there is no other way to see the area. The ruins are well marked and interesting to explore. There is a restaurant on the premises as well as vending machines for drinks. It was very hot when I was there and wish I had thought to carry a bottle of water with me as once you get away from the entrance is there are no restrooms or water fountains. There is also very little shade so sun screen and a hat would be a good idea.
Written February 5, 2023
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Molly1107
United Kingdom485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This was a superb visit. We used the audio guide and it really brought the site to life.
I have just read Michener's "The Source" so this visit could not have been more approriate - especially being able to see the well tunnells.
It is well laid out. There is a gently and easy climb up to the tell.
The gift shop is good and staff very friendly.
Written January 30, 2023
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Christopher S
Fort Collins, CO124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
If you like historical sites this is a good stop off before visiting a place like Nazareth. Interesting sine walks remain and a small interesting water system. Not much else to see... archeological digs werein progress while we were there which added another layer of interest. Maybe spend an hour at best here.
Written July 2, 2022
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FLLtourist
Miami, FL69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Site of Armageddon, it's nice to know where The End will happen. If, however, the world doesn't end while you're visiting, you get to walk around the ruins and get a nice view of the surrounding countryside. The actual archaeology/ruins, while significant, are limited compared to some other sites (no mosaics, ancient streets & columns, etc.). It's really more about the location. Got stuck in a traffic jam nearby.... carmageddon?
Written April 28, 2015
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Steve D
Chesterton, IN323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is quite the site. It has one of the most spectacular views in Israel. They have a good film that helps introduce the history. You can spend some time here if you love history and especially Bible history.
Written March 5, 2020
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Yuval W
Pardes Hanna Karkur, Israel40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
The place is well kept, with interesting things to see and learn about - and young kids can also find their way
Written August 23, 2019
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kitty567
New York City, NY619 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
If you are visiting Israel for a short time and have many other places that you want to see and debating whether it is worth your precious time, I would say skip it. Unless, you are really into the historical period of the time and place and being at the site would give you greater fulfillment of your knowlege. If the site in on the route where you are heading, it MAY BE worth stopping by for an hr but not more (but the trade off is that you will be rushing to your next and possibly more engading destination). Do not be tempted to prioritize Megiddo because of its UNESCO status or the rating on the list of things to do in the vivinity of Nazareth. Im all for seeing as many places as you can, and I do encourage everyone to support the National Parks with your admission fee, however if time is short this is not the place for you to be.
Written January 21, 2014
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James Bond
London, UK747 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Solo
Background: Megiddo holds a particular historical and biblical significance. There is evidence that Megiddo served as a fortress hill. Due to its strategic location along the route between Egypt and Syria, the hill at Megiddo has been repeatedly attacked, conquered and occupied throughout human history.Archeologists have so far unearthed 26 layers from different historical periods. Needless to say, this site near the Jezreel Valley is of biblical repute as the Armageddon (Greek twist of the Hebrew Har Megiddo) cited in the Book of Revelations, where the nations of the world -- both forces of good over evil -- will wage the final battle. [Sorry, NOT of the Bruce Willis' and movie Armageddon fame.]

PRO: An easy 15-min (11 km) drive SW from Nazareth via Routes 60, 73 and 7255, it can be incorporated into a half-day trip. It's not a large site so you can be done in 1-2 hours. The site's centre of attraction is an awesome tunnel leading 200 steps down to a still functional water cistern. Soooo cool on a hot day.

CON: To the first-time visitor, this place appears to be merely a pile of rubble on top of rubble -- no relics, statues, temples, etc. Unfortunately, most of the artifacts are in the British Museum. You definitely need a tour guide because the pamphlet from the visitor's centre/museum is close to being useless. (To their credit, the visitor's centre has an orientation video and an interactive model of the park.) It is quite a challenging trip down to the water cistern and then a one-km hike back to the visitor's centre, so the weak, infirm and claustrophobic need not go.

Tip: As there are a lot of hiking (and some climbing) involved, have at least a modicum of physical fitness, start early in the day (before the searing noon-day sun), carry water and take your time.

Verdict: Worthwhile to visit, but read up before you go. Also, get a tour guide. You'll thank me for it. (You're welcome!) Recommended. Grade A-minus.
Written April 18, 2013
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