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Address: 485 Kuana Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone Number: (505) 867-5351
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History, told beautifully!

We visited Coronado Historic site not knowing fully what to expect, but we saw it on the map while were planning our trip and thought it's website description sounded interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jen W
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Coronado Historic site not knowing fully what to expect, but we saw it on the map while were planning our trip and thought it's website description sounded interesting! As soon as we walked in, we knew we had found someplace that was more than just interesting! While we waited for our tour to begin, we walked around their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We are driving from Dallas TX to Los Angeles CA. We were searching for things to do along the way. This was only 20 minutes off of I-40 so we decided to give it a shot. Well worth the time. We started out doing the tour on our own by reading the signs along the path. At that point it... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow...FANTASTIC lesson in Southwestern history. New Mexico's 1st historical site. Through history in school I learned how the Spanish conquistadors tried to destroy the ancient Indian culture, this place proves the Indian culture survived! Their buildings, their lives & community was very civilized!

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Austin, Texas
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an active archaeological dig, but the site is a reconstruction. The actual murals inside the kiva were rescued and are safe inside the museum. There is a reconstructed kiva with re-created murals giving visitors the opportunity to climb down inside. While the signs explain the buildings were built of slab style adobe (not bricks) there are many building... More 

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Thank ALS S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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130 reviews
67 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Coronado Historic Site is a relatively small but fascinating site, very close to the highway and the Rio Grande. There is a small museum and gift shop inside, including an A/V room with a narrated video and watercolor art. The highlight of the site, of course, are the authentic American Indian paintings recovered from the walls of a nearby... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The Coronado Historic Site is a nice place to stop and learn about the Ancient Pueblo people. The inside of the museum is small with a few exhibits. I really enjoyed the room which had actual paintings from inside the ruins. It's amazing they have survived. This is a great place for school groups or even adults wanting to learn... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stopped by yesterday with our 6 year old granddaughter. It was midweek and very hot outside so we were about the only visitors. The small museum is very kid-friendly. Our little girl was thrilled when she was able to actually wear armor and helmet and hold reproduction weapons of Coronado's time. There is also a computer game type thing... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The site is relatively small and - while the original ruins were for the most part covered over - the tour and the history of the people who lived here from the 1300s to the 1600s is fascinating. Depending on the guide you get the tour can be a bit long but the trip down into what's left of one... More 

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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The museum and the video are rather modest but it is wonderful to wander around the site looking at the archaeological remains by the Rio Grande - and there is also an extended walk you can go on. Not far from the interstate but keep your eyes peeled or you'll overshoot.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is my 2nd trip to this place and it is so interesting and gorgeous. If you are interested in New Mexico history this is a great place to learn about the Pueblo site and take in the amazing scenery.

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