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Address: P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
Phone Number: +1 505-334-6174
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Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in...

Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.

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A favorite stop in Aztec, New Mexico!

This is a must-visit place when we have out-of-town guests. Visitors are allowed to walk through the ruins, really experiencing the atmosphere. Great photo opportunities as you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Farmington, New Mexico
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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-visit place when we have out-of-town guests. Visitors are allowed to walk through the ruins, really experiencing the atmosphere. Great photo opportunities as you stroll the ancient plaza. A small museum and a gift shop with various treasures are available. I suggest bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy the quiet cottonwood-shaded picnic area. A completely delightful national... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to reach, especially if you are driving from Chaco to Mesa Verde. NPS staff were extremely helpful and informative. These relics/ruins are among the best in the Americas (being Peruvian and having travelled in Mexico, I argue that I know a bit about this topic). Certainly, while Chaco and Mesa Verde are more extensive and perhaps, better built,... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right off of the 550 in Aztec you will find this 900-year old ancestral Pueblo Great House with over 400 masonry rooms. You'll also find original timbers here holding up the roof. This is one way they can date the habitation. Also there are fingerprints of the original workers in the mortar. The Great Kiva is reconstructed and, if you... More 

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit very much though it was very cold. The rangers at the visitors' centre were very helpful, there was a good film to give us some background information and the ruins themselves were more complete than we had expected. There was a good trail round the ruins and we were given a guide to explain different aspects.

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Raytown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a beautiful site to have the opportunity to visit and to learn about. The staff was polite and very knowledgeable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great site for an accessible way to view Native American history and an impressive display of the evolution of construction/engineering. Rangers were helpful and loaner map/guide was just right.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aztec Ruins was a great site, with museum, gift shop, and pueblo ruin. Unique in it's own right, with a completed Kiva and green stone walls. Amazingly, located right in town and handicap accessible. We highly recommend this site, especially if you can't do the walking or camping needed when visiting Chaco Canyon or some of the larger Anasazi sites.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The Aztec Ruins are amazing and well preserved. However you really have to want to get there since Aztec, NM is tucked away in the far Northwestern corner of the state and not on a major highway. We were traveling on our way from Santa Fe, NM to Mesa Verde, CO so our route conveniently came right through Aztec. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The Aztec National Ruins have always been a favorite place to visit. It is far more accessible than the Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde. The accessibility to walk in the ruins give one a unique perspective on how the ancient native people organized their culture and lives. Being able to walk at one's leisure and observe or study lifestyle rituals... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Aztec is definitely worth seeing. These ruins are so well preserved and maintained. You can go into many of the room. The grounds are maintained and the walking tour is very well marked. The tour book is very well done and full of informative information. Great place.

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