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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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Iconic photo op

Short easily accessible hike. Nice spot for a picnic. Great photo opportunity and interesting historical site.

Reviewed July 9, 2016
Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Short easily accessible hike. Nice spot for a picnic. Great photo opportunity and interesting historical site.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

A spectacular site with good signage and a lovely short trail. We liked the visitor center and the gift shop too! Very worth while!

Thank bsa819
Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

Stopped here on the way to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix. It was a nice site and well maintained. The Museum was informative. But the cost was $10 per person. With 5 people in our group we paid more to see this than the $30 per carload price to get into GCNP. We saw the whole thing in about an... More 

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League City, Texas
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

The volunteer interpreters made this monument come alive. In the cliffside well above public access, the ruin's story must be told by the volunteers on duty. The exhibits in the visitor center give you a good start, but the interpreters bring it alive.

Thank karavans
Covina, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great to see, and accessible to all. (No, you can't climb the cliffs to see it up close & personal, but we have a very good view from down below.)

Thank Paulinski211
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

Very had a very nice time. The rangers are fun, friendly and knowledgeable. Definately go there if you pass by.

Thank Josianne D
Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Great for the whole family, children and adults alike, and wheelchair accessible. A nice short gentle stroll back in time. We have visited this historic landmark many times and make a point to take guests here when visiting AZ. The location along Beaver Creek with gigantic trees provides a picturesque setting for this Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling. Plan an hour... More 

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Manor, Texas
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

I was surprised at how easy the trail was to see Montezuma Castle. The trail is wide, paved, and is a short walk to the actual place. Bring your stroller, it will definitely be comfortable to navigate. There is an air conditioned gift shop at the entrance of this trail with restrooms. Do not miss this while in Arizona, a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

My boys were disappointed that they couldn't climb up to the "castle" but were still amazed at the fact their are dwellings in the rocks. Rangers were helpful and we all learned a lot about the culture of the area!

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Reviewed July 1, 2016

We visited on a 100 degree plus day. A short trip that is very worth the stop. Historic. The Visitor Center is a lovely small museum. Take the time to stop here.

Thank SailingGrana

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