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the meaning and architecture are mind boggling. the brilliance of the ancients is humbling. walking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cornelia k
Catch a glimpse of an ancient civilization

Start at the visitor center to learn the background. Get a guide booklet to explain the numbered... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Frank N
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Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great Houses in Chaco Canyon.
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Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
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+1 505-786-7014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the meaning and architecture are mind boggling. the brilliance of the ancients is humbling. walking thru time back hundreds of years is refreshingly excciting

Thank cornelia k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start at the visitor center to learn the background. Get a guide booklet to explain the numbered features. Then learn about a civilization you never knew existed. Unfortunately, most of the artifacts were not on display in the visitor center. I expect them to appear...More

Thank Frank N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This D-shaped, iconic ruin is the highlight of the park and the one spot you shouldn't miss. Plan on 60-90 minutes to explore it thoroughly, but taking one of the ranger-led tours is recommended. I would personally recommend adding the 60 minute hike to the...More

1  Thank AeneasAtSea
Reviewed June 29, 2018

We went on our own, no tour. I took a moment to meditate in one of the structures. It was amazing to imagine the history of the ancient Anasazi, the people that may have sat in that very spot!

1  Thank Derek D
Reviewed June 9, 2018

We took a guided tour of this place and our knowledgeable guide took us through the ruins, sharing so many stories about the peoples who lived here 1000 years ago. This is truly a spectacular place and is a MUST SEE when in Chaco Culture...More

Thank Elaine P
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This is a huge ruin in Chaco Canyon, parts of the main building were 3 stories high. The complexity of the construction and design are awesome. Worth the drive!

Thank rjs15
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Pueblo Bonito and the Ranger led tour are the high point of a visit to Chaco. This amazing series of buildings are a wonder to behold. So many rooms, with mysteries as to their use will fill you imagination. We had a wonderful time on...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed April 16, 2018

It is a great ancient village from 850 ad. It was amazingly intact and great place to walk around and step back in history

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed March 8, 2018

This is the largest ruin in the park and was the largest Great House in the valley. A lot of this Great House has been excavated and you are able to walk through a lot of the site. If you can take a ranger lead...More

3  Thank russcox
Reviewed November 12, 2017

The site is very large and has an added bit of interest in that a portion of the cliff above the site collapsed on a portion of the ruin, destroying some of the ruin, but also exposing some ripple marks and a fossil or two...More

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