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Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Address: 1620 W. Finnie Flats Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone Number: 520-567-3322
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This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story...

This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.

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Worth the hike

This is one of the highlights of touring the Sedona area. The length of hike isn't too bad, but don't mistakenly take the hike to Montezumas Well first or else it is quite a... read more

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the highlights of touring the Sedona area. The length of hike isn't too bad, but don't mistakenly take the hike to Montezumas Well first or else it is quite a trek, especially in the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not a large site, so it isn't a day trip - more like part of a day or if you are limited on time. It was incredible to be able to have a view into the past and the lives of the inhabitants; there is a very good narrated (recorded) diorama which gives snapshot background information and history.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a bit of a disappointment. I had been to a cliff dwelling in Colorado Springs that was so much better. For 10 bucks a person, don't waste your time.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Montezuma's Castle was definitely a great experience. To learn about how ancient Sinagua Indian tribe years ago created a 5 story structure on the side of a mountain was just so awesome! I love learning about all kinds of history and this experience did not disappoint! You have an opportunity to walk on a path to view the structure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this facility on a Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. The attraction is open 8 am. to 5 p.m. daily. Parking was easy to access. There is a brief, interesting car ride from Sedona to this area. Upon arrival, you will first walk to the facility. The restroom is clean and easy to access. There is a payment area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here twice since I moved to Arizona. It is amazing and spiritual place to absorb some ancient history of people long gone. Just to see how the residents built this place amongst the beautiful trees. Don't go in August. It was miserably hot and humid. Make sure to swing around and see Montezuma's well as well. Walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though I remember getting a lot closer in the 70's, it was still a great experience for my girls. I would not do as stand alone trip, but good stop on way to Grand Canyon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecturally-fascinating Montezuma Castle is a prehistoric cliff dwelling equivalent to a high-rise apartment complex. Host to a treasure trove of artifacts which were excavated in 1933, it was 1 of the first 4 sites designated as National Monuments in 1906. The exhibits inside can take up to 30 minutes ~ very helpful intro before you walk the pathway to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little Gem is tucked away on the highway as you're heading to Sedona, AZ. Its a national park, so its well organized with bathrooms, water, and a little exhibit area. The actual castle is a short walk away from the visitor center, sort of self guided down a trail. You can just make out the little areas from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very accessible site for visitors of all ages. Well presented information on the history of the tribes who lived here. Not just the details about the construction of the castle but information about the way the people lived in this harsh environment. Lots of great information and definitely worth the stop. On the way back to I-17 be sure to... More 

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