Tuzigoot National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Built on the top of a hill, these are the ruins of a village from 1100 A.D. that once consisted of approximately 110 rooms.
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  • Nicco L
    St. George, Utah88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome ancient ruins
    I love that were were able to walk right up to the ruins and go inside of them. They have really kept this exhibit up nicely. The view of the Valley Verde river is also nice to see from the ruins. There are nice benches to sit and rest and reflect. The museum and gift shop was very nice also. It was busy but not overcrowded.
    Visited March 2023
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Richard H
    Fort Worth, Texas224 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great piece of history to explore
    Uniquely perched on top of a mountain (hilltop) that allows you to feel like you’re there in the day, and able to use the fields below to hunt or plant, and yet be able to see any dangers coming. The rangers were very friendly and informative. I would recommend you purchase the National Parks pass, as this place, like many National Monuments, isn’t someplace that you will spend a lot of time. That said, if is definitely worth the trip if you’re staying in the area, such as Sedona.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Jptravelswithfreedom
    2,193 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    Nice visit. I like the interesting artifacts in the museum. The displays are full of information. This is my second visit in 11 years. If you are visiting, try to get early and don't forget a good hat to protect yourself from the sun it takes a few minutes to do the walking in the ruins. I bought chocolate, prickly pear gummies, and a book. Even though if you don't want to go out and explore the ruins, you can stop on this place to use the restrooms and get water for your refillable bottles. The entrance fee is $10 dollars, and you get access to Montezuma castle with your receipt.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 28, 2023
  • RV Manifest Destiny
    106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    National historical park
    Great visit! This national park is full of history and is done nicely. It is dog friendly . Do not bring your RV in here there is no parking to support it. The trail through the upper ruins is done very nicely and you have great views. The marsh trail was closed when we visited. Your national park pass works here as well.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2023
  • Brenda D
    Monroe, Wisconsin18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Ruins with beautiful views.
    Tuzigoot is a small park packed with a lot of history and amazing ruins. It's just a few minutes outside of Cottonwood, AZ, and about a half hour from Sedona. It was definitely worth the stop to learn about the Native people who had lived in the area for a millennium before white people settled there. We spent about an hour exploring the ruins which are on a hill with views in all directions.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 1, 2024
  • Louis V
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You are allowed to enter the dwelling
    This is one of the rare parks where you are allowed to enter a traditional dwelling. You can feel how their wall material keeps the interior naturally cool and how the dwelling was designed to maximize airflow. From the top of the mound you can see how the village was carefully laid out to maximize resources. In the station, you can see a very early example of pueblo mosaic jewelry.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 13, 2024
  • John P
    South Deerfield, Massachusetts878 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our final stop on the loop 4/19/24
    Tuzigoot has the ruins you can climb and enter. The view is excellent, and you can see Jerome marked with it's "J" from the top. Our National Park Pass covered us again. Very neat to imagine life back in the day, and enjoy the immenseness. A quaint museum inside, and welcome restrooms.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 5, 2024
  • Claudia10229
    Dallas, Texas489 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit, read the signs to learn
    Small but enjoyable National Monument to visit. The museum had many pieces to see and were well marked. You can buy any of the National passes at the gift shop before visiting other National Monuments or National Parks. There was a restroom available. It is a rather steep incline to the top of the hill to view the dwellings. The very top of the hill has a dwelling you can enter and climb up to the next level. Excellent views of the landscape and how mining impacted the Jerome area. Excellent place for children to be able to run/stretch their legs. There were signs for snakes so keep to the path and watch where you walk.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 10, 2024
  • Seabrookgal
    525 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice National Monument, great views!
    Built on a hill that overlooks the entire area, these ruins are of a pueblo from about 900 years ago. At one time, Tuzigoot was over 100 rooms. You can see some of the ruins, but there are also some complete rooms that you can actually enter. There are also some walking trails. There is a nice Visitor's Center with a number of informative exhibits. There is also a gift shop. The rangers here were friendly and informative. It isn't a big park so parking can be difficult during high-season. The entrance fee is only $10 and you can save your receipt and use it for Montezuma Castle National Monument, as well. The walk up to the ruins isn't too extreme and is gradual. Even with bad knees, I was able to get to the top.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 22, 2024
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mrszimme2001
Morrilton, AR73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
This is a hidden gem located in between Cottonwood on the way to Jerome. It is worth a stop. Each visitor can look through the museum and then walk up to and through the monument. Park rangers are located throughout the park and are so very knowledgeable. Beautiful scenery. Just a nice place to visit.
Written November 27, 2020
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Kathy H
Irvine, CA1,199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We came here after a big hike in Sedona.  The kids wanted to get their junior ranger badge here so they got the booklet and started working on it in the visitor center which has a wonderful museum w lots of information.  When we were ready to go outside to see the pueblos, ranger Jeff King said he would accompany us on the walk since some of the displays were unreadable and he would fill in the information on it since the kids would need the information for their junior ranger booklet.  We got an amazing guided tour of the pueblo.  The walk was not far, maybe one mile round trip if you go all the way to the end.  It was really great to learn about the people who used to live here and see what’s left behind!  If you are not doing junior ranger program, you can probably cover everything outside in 20-30 minutes but make sure to spend time looking at the displays inside the visitor center too.  Highly recommend this little national monument!!
Written June 30, 2020
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Steven L
Lancaster, PA74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a good stop before Montezuma's castle. If you don't go to the castle, this is still a park that is worth the sop. The grounds and ruins are well maintained. You are able to go into the tower and really witness the building techniques the people of that time used. It is a quick tour but you can definitely take your time to read all of the information boards along the way. I expected it to only be a tower but there are many rooms throughout the grounds . The gift shop had artifacts from the area and reasonably priced merchandise.
Written July 5, 2022
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magnoliaeleven
Lewisville, NC4,404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We found out about Tuzigott when we stopped at Walnut Canyon National Monument and thought we would try to stop in while in the area.

We stopped here about 1:30pm on a Friday while traveling from Sedona to Prescott. This is a National Monument and we were able to use our new "America the Beautiful" pass to access without charge.

Tuzigoot is located between Cottonwood and Jerome and is well marked and easy to find.

The Tuzigoot Visitors Center has a nice yet small museum which helps to explain the area and gift shop. We purchased a few items and walked the ruins.

As we walked were very impressed with how they built on the high hill which would provide defense from all directions. We also learned about the copper mine tailings which were deposited in the area.

Overall, this was another great visit of one our National Monuments.
Written January 24, 2022
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Valerie N
West Michigan166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Since Montezuma Castle was such a great stop, we decided to visit Tuzigoot (just outside of Cottonwood). There were some interesting similarities and differences in the architectural styles and techniques of the two places. Comparing and contrasting the two sites is easy to do in a reasonably short amount of time yet, you get a chance to learn a lot about the indigenous people who lived centuries ago in the area.
Written April 4, 2020
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MikeB1952
Santa Fe, NM1,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A surprise National Monument. Driving off the mountain from Jerome, we saw a brown sign announcing Tuzigoot National Monument. Never heard of it before. We were intrigued and drove to the Monument. Really interesting place. But strangely confounding.

The Visitor Center built in the 1930s contains a nice museum with numerous artifacts. Good explanations of discovery and preservation of the artifacts. For a small space, it’s quite impressive.

And the ruins. Interesting. There are a number of stone rooms perched on top of a bluff. It appears that the pueblo was built in sections over a period of time. There are other pueblos in the area, but none as prominent and well preserved as this. We walked to the bluff and around the pueblo. It’s pretty neat. And down below are a number of additional rooms. What were they there for? Why did the peoples build on a bluff? And like natives throughout the West, why did they leave? Lots of questions. We’re glad we stumbled on the Monument
Written March 22, 2020
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RMurray847
Albuquerque, NM336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Very cool, quick stop to make if you're in the area. It's a ruined pueblo village (which existed for hundreds of years and went through various expansions) that was "rebuilt" using a lot of the original stones. The result is what is still a ruin, but one that gives a strong idea of what living on this site might have been like. It sits on its hill with expansive views of the whole valley. It's a peaceful spot, but one can also see how strategically important it would have been.

I have to admit, the idea that ruins were rebuilt (and quite a few decades ago, when we perhaps had less knowledge than we do now) does make me wonder just how "accurate" the reconstruction is. Am I getting a really good sense of what the place was like, or was there a lot of creative license used? That's the only reason I have to dock a star...this place COULD be a little bit "phony."

The gift shop is small (appropriate to the small scale of the park) but there is also a small but excellent little museum in there as well. Here is where recovered items (pots, tools, etc.) are on display and well described.

We did the whole park in about an hour. It is a fast but very worthwhile history lesson, and I recommend it for that. The setting is very nice as well, making a stop here pretty darn nice.
Written November 6, 2020
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Taylor W
Davisburg, MI736 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Not a bad little spot for a visit. We were able to view the whole thing in about 15 minutes and it’s not a long walk at all to the monument, but it is an uphill walk.

It was $10 per person which if it were just to view this monument I wouldn’t say it was worth it, but it also gave us access to the Montezuma National Monument down the road which made the price worth while.

I will say the view from up top is nice!
Written May 13, 2021
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Richard H
Fort Worth, TX224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Uniquely perched on top of a mountain (hilltop) that allows you to feel like you’re there in the day, and able to use the fields below to hunt or plant, and yet be able to see any dangers coming. The rangers were very friendly and informative. I would recommend you purchase the National Parks pass, as this place, like many National Monuments, isn’t someplace that you will spend a lot of time. That said, if is definitely worth the trip if you’re staying in the area, such as Sedona.
Written September 1, 2023
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Teresa W
Lake Havasu City638 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Way too hot. For those that need a little extra support on the stairs or walkways, the railings were too hot to touch ev n at noon. There wasn't a lot to see. It took about 15 to walk around the structure and at $10 each was not worth the cost. Fortunately, we had an access pass which made it tolerable.
Written September 6, 2022
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