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Spruce Tree House

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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Phone Number: 9705294465
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Incredible view from a distance

Unfortunately, the site is not accessible due to required repairs. However, the site still provides an excellent view from a distance. Makes you want to come back for more :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kathryn B

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Crestview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Parts of the walkway were closed to viewing. A ranger was in attendance to give us information, and make sure everyone stayed within the bounds. You can view several storage areas and living areas from a distance, across the canyon. The Balcony House ranger-led tour was much better.

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Thank kmsmolen
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, the site is not accessible due to required repairs. However, the site still provides an excellent view from a distance. Makes you want to come back for more :)

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Thank Kathryn B
Iowa
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction didn't require a tour. It was a free stop and a great place to take pictures and get a feel for what you might be witnessing later on a tour.

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cliff dwelling is beautiful but was closed so we were only able to see parts of it from the beginning of the trailhead. Watch out for snakes there was one right as we started down the path.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have an excellent covered viewing area and even closer view points to get great photos. The area has decent restrooms, a museum, gift shop and restaurant. This is a must see site.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Until you are able to see something like this with your very own eyes, photos only touch on what a place like the Spruce Tree House is really like. Tucked nicely under a cliff in a narrow little valley, the Spruce Tree House is another fabulous example of what the Pueblo people did to secure a safe home and living... More 

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Ponder, Texas
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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These dwellings are over 1000 years old. The reception building houses a museum of artifacts and has free literature available to enhance your knowledge of the area and previous inhabitants. Take your time and enjoy learning.

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Independence, Missouri
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction was not open and probably won't be for a few years. So we could only view it from afar. I assume it is very similar to Cliff Palace

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The 3 star rating only because we could not get to the dwelling because it is closed for restoration. The overlook view is gorgeous. It will be worth another trip to see it when it reopens.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The park is awesome and very interesting. I learned a lot. The Spruce Tree House was amazing and beautiful. This is a must see!

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