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Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Address: 2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
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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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we entered this national park that had a 6 story building from centuries ago built into the wall of a cliff, with tunnels in the rocks to travel to their home. It was a very... read more

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Winter Haven
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

we entered this national park that had a 6 story building from centuries ago built into the wall of a cliff, with tunnels in the rocks to travel to their home. It was a very interesting 20 minute walk that explained about a civilization that lived in the 6 story building, the waterway which they brought stuff down the river... More 

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oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I originally went to the castle in 1983. There have been many changes and some of them are not for the better. One change is that there is a casino on the way into the park. The parking is very limited, the museum is small but interesting. There is a wide walkway that you can stroll on. But this is... More 

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is not a lot of walking, 1/3 a mile for whole loop. All of it was paved, so strollers work. Ranger had a lot of information.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The "castle" is built high up into the sheer rock and has been preserved very well. It's an easy walk underneath the rocks, so you can view it from different angles. It's not possible to visit the dwellings themselves.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This dwelling is not to be entered, you can see it from a path. The building is build into the cliff. Above and around fly Turkey Vultures. In the visitor center is more than enough information to read before entering the park.

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Kendall, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife wanted to pull off the Road and visit. I was not happy! We arrived at the National Park and I was totally impressed with the park. We got a private tour with David and got the entire history. It's a little out of the way, but well worth the time. Get your park pass before visiting or else... More 

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Hereford, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is not a lot to do, but the monument is very interesting and it is a beautiful place to walk. The exhibits are very informative. Add a trip to Montezuma Well, only a few exits away for a more complete adventure.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way back from the Grand Canyon. So after the views there and also Sunset Crater and Wapatki park, we weren't all that impressed . It was a nice 1 hr relaxing with no trails, and I probably would have enjoyed it more if we did it before the other stops.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although you can only view the dwellings from afar, it was really interesting to learn about the Sinagua people and their way of life. There were some plants and trees marked along the path indicating their uses with the tribe in their every day life.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is amazing with incredible cliff dwellings, a visitor center, and a beautiful walk along the river. Truly awe-inspiring ruins.

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