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Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Owner description: This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“What a treat!”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

My mother had us stop on our way back from the Grand Canyon and we didn't know where we were going. Such a wonderful historical site! We loved it!

Visited October 2013
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Bend, Oregon
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“Amazing -- a vast pre-Columbus civilization - who knew?”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Wow! What a stop. It's hard to imagine the civilization that lived here 1,000 years ago -- waaay before Columbus and the Europeans arrived. What a vibrant culture -- trading across all of North American -- and there were NO HORSES to get around on. We visited Tuzigoot (about a half hour further west) several years back -- also a great stop. I had no idea that the Americas were so populated -- on a par, in some cases, with cities' sizes in Europe at the time. While this is not a "castle", it is a complex structure that shows the life style of the indigenous folk a thousand years ago.

Visited November 2013
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israel
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“Calling it a castle is exagerated”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

It is highly exagerated to call this primitive dwelling a castle. It is more of a cave with a wall front closure. You need a lot of imagination to see how the indians lived in this dwelling.
It is more interesting to visit Sedona, which is not too far away.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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“Peaceful and Beautiful.”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Very beautiful, especially in the Fall. Amazing how they built this structure. This stop can be appreciated in an hour or less. There is a creek that runs by it. Tranquil. Sit, rest, and take it in.

Visited October 2013
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Toronto
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“Cliff Dwellers”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is a great place to stop if you're traveling along I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff. It's a great example of how cliff dwellers lived 400+ years ago although you can not actually go up to see their "homes". It doesn't take long to visit; there's a walking loop to follow that takes you past the ruins and there are park rangers available to answer questions. Don't miss this piece of American history.

Visited October 2013
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