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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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Excellent and easy stop off I-17

We stayed in the area for a week, and this is definitely worth the visit, even if just passing through the area on I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff. $10 entry fee, easy walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the area for a week, and this is definitely worth the visit, even if just passing through the area on I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff. $10 entry fee, easy walking path (one of the few places that would be easily accessible for 88 yr old mother), and you can see it all in less than an hour.... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The retiree volunteer shared a lot of great information with us. The site is wonderful. The nature (trees, flowers, etc.) surrounding it was almost as enjoyable as seeing these tremendous ancient pueblos.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cliff dwelling is amazingly preserved and they have docents present to explain the history (at an additional cost). The park is clean and shady and a nice place to picnic. It takes less than 40 minutes to read the history inside the ticket center/ museum/ gift shop and see the ruins.

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Elburn, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tried driving to Camp Verde from Phoenix, to Montezuma's Castle and Well in one day and it worked fine. We left Surprise at 9:30am and got home at 7:00 at night! The castle is definitely worth seeing at least once because of the Indian history. I have knee and foot problems and was able to handle the paved path.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After the Navajo NM which was a huge disappointment it was easy to please me and I was happy that you could get directly under the houses. Description was provided and there was some paved path so you can stretch you legs a bit more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting to see the amazing building abilities of the Indians Rangers were very helpful. It has been very well preserved and presented.

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Des Moines, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is certainly worth the stop. The park is well maintained and clean with lots of information about the sight. You have not been able to go into the structure since 1951 so don't even think about it. Great stop on our adventure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a drive from Phoenix, Sedona or Flagstaff and would best be done when moving between any of these places. It is worth a visit on its own but it is a drive from these places and is only about an hours visit time. You enter via the visitors centre and there is a small fee, they give you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not as neat as it was in the early 70's when you could still go inside Castle A, but it is still worth a visit. An easy walk, just wish you could get closer.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very short walk, not even a hike, really. Which is nice, because it's really hot there much of the year. A unique thing that you don't see in many parts of the world. Small fee to the park service but worth it, I think. Pets ok on leash.

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