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Coronado Historic Site
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Loved the Web Site Information the gives great information on the site with pictures and information.

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Reviewed November 29, 2014

Very knowledgeable and interested in sharing information. Our 8-year-old daughter thought it was very cool.

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Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful recreation of parts of this seminal Puebloan settlement. The kiva is fascinating. Guides are informative and well versed. Gift shop is great too. Come early in the evening before sunset close to Christmas for dancing and luminarias.

Thank David C
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Reviewed November 20, 2014

Arrive in time for a guided tour of restored Kiva. Actually attend the annual cultural days event which was Saturday, October l8, 2014. They had booths set up. A pit was uncovered where pottery had been fired in the traditional way. On Friday we saw the pit under construction, then the pottery added and preparations for firing it. Finally, pit was covered with dirt, wood placed and then burned. Authentic Indian jewelry for sale in the small gift shop. If you are lucky a local artist might be on site. Raphael Sarracino, a Hopi Kachina Doll artist was on site along with his wife. He explained several Hopi Kachina Dolls for us.
For the cultural day, Ethan Ortega, a monument employee, was making yucca fiber
for a craft project for children to make into rope.
The Kiva had restored paintings in it which is very unusual. Kivas do not normally have paintings. The original paintings were in a small museum in the visitor center. While a small site located on banks of Rio Grande River, it was very interesting. Very close of Albuquerque.

Thank Desertdocent2012
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Reviewed November 10, 2014

This site records the first contact between Spanish explorer Coronado and native people who still used kivas in their village. Wall art from a kiva has been conserved and some of is on display in the visitor center. We were struck by the stylized figures and the beautiful symbolism in the art. It's a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see evidence of an advanced culture.

1  Thank rondi3
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