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“Local History”

Coronado Historic Site
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 12, 2014

This location is about 2 miles from our vacation home. We finally went there recently. I most impressed. The small museum attached is a good representation of the history of the early peoples that occupied the Rio Grande valley hundreds of years ago. It how how they lived, and interacted with each other. It is easily accessible to all ages.

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

This place as magical worth the trip and the entrance fee $6 make sure to visit the mirrored room and find out about visiting the KIBA.

Thank ManhattanTower
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is a reproduction of some aspects of a Native American village. There are two extraordinary features. Foremost is the museum with fourteen actual frescos made about the same time Columbus was thinking about sailing west. The other a reconstructed kiva with wall paintings. The rest is pretty basic, but these two features make it worth a visit. Alas, the park is named for a Spanish conquistador who likely passed by only once to steal food, rape women, and kill men. It boggles the mind that someone could be so insensitive as to give this charming place a name that conveys completely the wrong idea. It needs to be changed.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Called in to see this monument whilst on a motorcycle trip across the States so had seen many amazing sights already ..... this pace is up there with them all. It can't really be just described as a monument, it is a spiritual experience. Read the history, see the ruins and murals and then walk by yourself, with friends or with your own God along the banks of the Rio Grande where nothing from our modern world can be seen or heard. It doesn't get much better....

Thank Rustyplough
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

While it is called the Coronado State Monument, it should more correctly be called the Kuaua Pueblo Ruins. Coronado came through the Rio Grande Valley in the 16th century and basically kicked the Indians out of their homes and took their supplies for his troops. Why he is celebrated for this, I do not know.

As a monument to Coronado, it is a failure.

As a reminder of the Indian culture in the Rio Grande Valley the site is worth a visit. The site features many restored pre-European Contact murals painted by the Kuaua Indians.

In about an hour, you can take the guided tour and have some time to examine the murals and grounds on your own.

I would not make a special trip to visit the monument, but if I was passing through Albuquerque on Interstate 25, it would be a nice place to take a break from driving for an hour.

Thank ABfromLosAlamos
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