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Aztec Ruins National Monument
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Aztec
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Owner description: Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.
Reviewed October 31, 2013

A lot of history here. Facinating to see how these natives worked and lived. We had been before but it was the. First time for my daughters. It was just as interesting this time.

Thank Donna T
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

dont miss this attraction, you can spend about an hour to hour and a half roaming the ruins and taking pictures, its unique and well preserved. I've seen Chaco, Canyon De Chelly and Mesa Verde, this isnt to be missed and helps deepen your udnerstanding of the lives of these people and how they lived. Unique green stone used in some of the construction. After your done, have a bit to eat at the Hiway grill down the street for cold craft beer and the best skirt steak ive ever eaten.

1  Thank heather r
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We toured this site on the way to the national parks in Utah and enjoyed more than most sites we have ever visited. It is very intimate. By walking through the connecting excavated rooms, we got a sense never before experienced of how small and dark the actual living spaces were and the interconnectedness of the families. The site is well groomed and you are able to actually see what the area looked like before excavation since part is still as it was discovered. The visitor center, orientation and exhibits were very well done. This is only a few miles from Farmington, NM. The fee is only $5 a person or national park pass admission is free.

1  Thank Carol A
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Interesting learning about Aztec Ruins (Aztec is a misnomer) and strolling through the ruins on a beautiful autumn morning -- and fortunately it was before the Republicans shut down the government and the national parks. We felt that we learned so much from the films and then could understand it even more deeply as we wandered through the ruins. I did feel that things could have been somewhat better marked or that an audio tour would have made it a richer experience.

Thank clwwood
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Fantastic site even though a bit off the typical sightseeing route. Not at all crowded and yet a huge site only partially excavated. Gives you a chance to walk into rooms with the original roofing, see the use of some decorative masonry not seen at Mesa Verde, and visit a reconstructed kiva on the foundation of the original. Nice visitors center and just a minute or two off the highway. Worth a drive down from Durango. . . . .just 45 minutes away. As good as a Mesa Verde site.

1  Thank Bob D
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