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Aztec Ruins National Monument

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Address: P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410
Phone Number: 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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Really interesting archaeological site

We had intended to visit Chaco Canyon but unfortunately our trip was "rained off" - so ended up here on a whim. Glad we visited. A really nicely preserved native American village... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jon N
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Salford, England, United Kingdom
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Salford, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had intended to visit Chaco Canyon but unfortunately our trip was "rained off" - so ended up here on a whim. Glad we visited. A really nicely preserved native American village - not too much is "off limits", you can walk around really closely to all the walls. Some really nicely reconstructed kivas as well. A small museum is... More 

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Thank Jon N
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited a number of these Pueblo sites and this was the one we thought best. It is a World Heritage Site so that gives a clue to how good it is. Well worth a visit.

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Wisconsin
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

My family and I enjoyed our visit to Aztec Ruins National Monument. The rangers were very knowledgeable about the ruins and the history of this site. We first stopped at the visitor center. The entry fee was 5 dollars per person. We then walked through a small gallery with museum quality artifacts. After the gallery, we watched an introductory movie.... More 

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Thank jewelmommy
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Knowledgeable Ranger's and Volunteers. Very interesting site to visit. You are able to visit a fully rebuilt building and walk through existing buildings that haven't been altered. There is a laminated guide book that they hand out that you'll use to guide yourself through.

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Thank Anthony W
Cedar City, Utah
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I have been to quite a few ruins throughout the southwestern US. Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. I have to say these were some of the best I have visited for a National Monument. Well preserved. Being able to explore the interior chambers was excellent. One of my favorite parts! Best of all though was the Great Kiva that... More 

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Thank Jason M
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

nothing extraordinary but still worth the 5 Dollar entry fee. nice environment and very friendly and well knowledge personal

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Thank rennekoester2014
Castle Rock, Colorado
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212 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The visitor center has been recently redone with very good exhibits that are both informative and interesting. A lot of excellent information about the culture and life of the Native Americans. The ruins are nicely preserved and interesting to walk through

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Thank Don M
Farmington, New Mexico
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Is a nice place to go for a quick trip but was quite underwhelmed by the ruins. You are close enough...go to Mesa Verde in Colorado.

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Thank ShaunaVaAb
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I have been to A LOT of National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites. This is one you should definitely check out if you are in the area. The unique thing about this place is that it has the only reconstructed giant kiva anywhere! It really quite a unique experience to be able to walk into this giant place and feel... More 

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Thank Rebecca L
Honolulu, Hawaii
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59 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

An easy tour, especially if you have already seen other ones. The Park Rangers enjoy their jobs and will gladly answer questions. You take a self guided tour with a very thorough guide book.

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