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“...Small, but educational - a good SURPRISE!!!”

Aztec Ruins National Monument
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Aztec
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.
Reviewed February 17, 2014

...on the way to Farmington, NM, we had time to spare, so we thought we would stop here. I have been past this place numerous times, but never stopped. On the weekend of the 14th of February, all the National Parks and Monuments were frees, so that was GREAT!!!!

It is rather small, but the ruins are great! There is a trail to walk through the area, and you can go in some of the buildings. The little rooms are all connected and very small. It is very, very interesting. You can go into a remodeled Kiva also. The buildings are in very good shape. It is a really nice place to stop and stretch your legs. The Rangers are all very nice, and the kids can earn a Jr Ranger Badge. There is a little gift shop also. It is very well kept up - very, very nice!!

Highly recommend this if you are driving through the SW Corner of NM and CO. They also have a nice picnic area there.

Again, well worth the visit...

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

It is $5 per adult for the entrance fee. They give you a leaflet that you can read that explains what you are seeing. This place is 900 years old and built by the Anasazi Puebloans in the 11th to 13th century before they moved on to Mesa Verde. There were burial rooms and one room led to the next. There was also a kiva here.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

There is a nice video, then a self-guided tour through the ruins. Having something at each number would be easier than giving you a book describing each location --that you have to return. Visitor center museum is pretty limited.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stopped by Aztec Ruins during a 12day 3300 mile 5 national park trip. I was amazed at the quality of the ruins here in the US. This is a great stop if you are in the area. I was impressed with the self guided tour, my daughter enjoyed reading to us as we walked thru the ruins.

Thank Teri H
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a nice place to get out and stretch your legs after a car ride. There is a nice visitor center with friendly staff. The park is relatively small but has nice paved paths and the Great Kiva has been restored. I would highly reccomend this park to people with small children or older people who want to see the ruins with a pleasant stroll. I don't think I would drive out of the way to see this but if your traveling between Durango and Chaco Culture HP this is a nice stop.

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