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Well worth the time to sit and watch the two short movies in the small theatre. Respectfully done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
excellent museum

By far, one of the nicest museums and a great way to start your exploration of the area. Must do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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27501 Hwy 184, Cortez, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the time to sit and watch the two short movies in the small theatre. Respectfully done and informative. The museum is well laid out and flows easily. The temps were in the 90's the day we visited to we did not wander for...More

Thank mcc-inc
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far, one of the nicest museums and a great way to start your exploration of the area. Must do Hovenweep and Mesa Verde; each took us a full day.

Thank MichiganTeacherMom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Anasazi Heritage Museum is one of the best, so go there and see the exhibits. But don't dare miss some awesome stops out on the land. Lowry Pueblo is a must see, no matter what. Then explore more of the ruins and take a...More

2  Thank DavidLou
Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE THIS PLACE! Visited Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park at the end of August. It was nice and cool. There was a thunderstorm one night which was cooling since we were camping in the San Juan forest 30...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful red rock scenery without as many people as Mesa Verde yet has numerous small ruins. Short distance down hwy heading towards Utah is one place to access---Sand Cyn

1  Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the total experience, I’d rate Canyon of the Ancients very highly. However, the history of the people in Canyon is that of those who occupied the area in Mesa Verde National Park. Having come from MVNP, I found the info and sights duplicative. The...More

3  Thank WanderlusTravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, you gotta see this one - Miuie nterasante as they say south of the border. Go out of your way, and do it

Thank thomstok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only visited Lowry Pueblo, but well worth the short side trip on the way from Moab to Santa Fe. Buildings are covered by roof, well preserved. Site is remote and quiet. You can go inside the Pueblo and see a large pit house area. Also...More

1  Thank Chuck S
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Several ruins make this National Monument special, Lowry, Horseshoe and Hackberry to start with. Fairly easy hikes to all, but make sure you are prepared for sunny and dry conditions! Hydrate prior to going and take water (and even cold packs) with you as you...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I had in my mind that there would be lots of pueblos. Maybe I got it wrong / missed them / went from the wrong side. I drove from the north of the main hike and couldn't see anything at all. So then I spent...More

1  Thank IvyD-L
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April 24, 2018|
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Response from MidwestTraveller89 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it does. We were driving a compact car when we visited, but if you look at the Heritage Center on Google Earth you will see several large RVs in the parking lot.
October 11, 2017|
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Response from Q4766HGsusans | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other answers - you could do fabulous hikes for a week, or spend three hours at the Anasazi Museum, which is a great place. I would recommend your choosing the number of days and go to the Museum first; their... More