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Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
Phone Number: 5057867014
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Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great...

Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great Houses in Chaco Canyon.

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We enjoyed a National Park Service guided tour of Pueblo Bonito. We've always enjoyed the docents explanation of the National Parks and this one was no exception. Check the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert M
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Leawood, Kansas
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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a National Park Service guided tour of Pueblo Bonito. We've always enjoyed the docents explanation of the National Parks and this one was no exception. Check the schedule in advance so you'll be sure to get the guided tour. Pueblo Bonito had up to five stories of rooms, spanning over 600 rooms in the period from 850 -... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Really one of the great treasures of architecture in the world, in one of the greatest cultural settings in the world.. Worth the hours, springs, shocks and oil in the car to get here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Ruins of a large multi family dwelling with over 100 rooms as well as numerous Kivas (religious areas). This was our one of our first looks at the Pueblo people and how they lived and worked. The view within the canyon is breathtaking. Access from either the north or south. 30. - 40 miles on dirt road open to cattle... More 

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Paso Robles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The largest of the ruins in Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Pueblo Bonito offers an excellent variety of features - - kiva, multi-story ruins, mysterious doorways, and beautifully crafted stonework. The pathway through the ruin is well marked. Most is easily accessible, but we did find one point that was a tight fit to get to an interesting but dead... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The largest great house at Chaco Canyon, this is at the core of the Chaco complex, and is a don't miss. Hike up and around the back, and come down into the plaza and imagine what life must have been like here. It is quite impressive.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

One of many Chaco sites. I spent over an hour just at this location. Hint, watch the PBS Video first. Read some books on the sites. This will help you better appreciateand understand what you are going to see. If you can find a ranger with some free time, ask them to walk along with you. The self guided booklet... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Puelblo bonito is like Chaco's gathering place. Learn what the archaeologists think about the Chacoan culture and how the ancient people built their buildings to capture the sunlight based on the cycles of the sun/moon.

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

If you only go to one site in Chaco Canyon do Pueblo Bonito. Make a point to pick up a trail guide and explore the whole site

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Centerville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

It is always good to learn more about our history and this park has a great story to share. This is a great place to explore and reflect about. We hiked up the bluff to the overview. The hike up the crack is not for people who are afraid of heights as it is a scramble. The walk into the... More 

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Streamwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

The highlight of Chaco Culture/Canyon. Huge ancient commercial center that is partially preserved. Easy to walk thru. I recommend the ranger talk and tour. If can hike up the cliff, go get an aerial view of this large complex.

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