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“Interesting Hopi Ancestor Site”

Homolovi Ruins State Park
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4-Day Native American Cultures of the Southwest
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Winslow
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Interesting Hopi Ancestor Site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Hopi would never call it a ruin but rather an ancestral home. This is a great place to learn about the Hopi people who have lived in these parts for a very long time. A large pueblo, the state of Arizona now maintains the site and has done a good job of trails, museum, and information. You will also sadly see the significant destruction of the "pot hunters" who in the 1960s did massive damage to the site looking for artifacts to sell in the tourist and art shops. With no regard for the pueblo or its historical significance they chopped, dug, destroyed and robbed for profit. Their work is as visible as the pueblo remains. Arizona State Parks do not receive state funding so each site must support itself. There is a modest fee and the rangers are there to answer questions.

Visited June 2014
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Perry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Interesting. Petroglyphs galore! The pottery shards are everywhere and amazing. Clean, beautiful restrooms. Fee to enter the park is very reasonable.

Visited June 2014
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Very interesting and peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great location above Winslow. The Visitor Centre has a very interesting display that sets the scene. On the short trails you can see evidence of the dwellings and rock art. However what is especially moving is the evidence of site-robbing where thieves have dug out some areas searching for who knows what. It was interesting to see that the first thieves were Mormon settlers who demolished the still standing buildings to reuse as building material.

There's quite a lot of nature to see as well what with raven nests and lizards.

Visited May 2014
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North Yorkshire
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“Cracking spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Stopped here in an RV. Rangers welcoming and friendly, site was very clean, spacious. Didn't spend as long here as we should have, so plan to go again. Lovely high plains views, close to Winslow. Fab interpretation and trails around the park.

Visited April 2014
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here the night. Rv pads are generous. You sit out on the plain, with 360 view. Bathrooms are clean. Very quiet.

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