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.
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