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“Awe inspiring”

Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Small-Group Tour: Sedona with Jerome and...
Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Camp Verde
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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.
Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Montezuma Castle National Monument is a must see on your trip to Sedona. This awe inspiring architectural 'castle' amazes you as you think about how they could have built this 400 years ago. The National Park service has done a magnificent job restoring and keeping this treasure for all to see and enjoy!

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

The Native American landmarks in The United States are fascinating! We arrived here very late in the day at Ten to Five. They were monitoring the gate but fortunately the Park System lady let us in. We just had time to see the castle, take some pictures, and buy some postcards. The castle is amazing. Allow yourself more time to see it than we did. It is well worth the visit!

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Was told a must see to Montezuma's Castle Indian Dwellings and we were not disappointed bring a picnic lunch and have lunch down by the Beaver river so peaceful didn't want to leave!
Just Amazing what the Indians did!

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you visit Jerome or Sedona AZ, this is a must visit.....
Called Montezuma's Castle - even though he was never there but it makes for a good story - it is a 5-story, 20 room dwelling built 100-feet high into the limestone caves of the Tuzigoot National Park, sometime between 1100 and 1300 AD. Adjacent to the Castle is another Castle "A" which once was a 45-unit, 5-story apartment complex built into the rock formations, with doors, windows, storage lockers, water distribution, and incredible natural defenses. It is quite a picturesque spot filled with visual histories.
If you go, include a short 10-minute ride to Montezuma's Well - again he was never there - a natural underground feed 'Lake" in the middle of the desert.It began as a huge limestone sink-hole filled by underground springs dating back to 1050 AD. It is estimated that 100-150 people lived around the Well in pueblos and small houses.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

The cliff dwelling itself is really neat. Unlike some of the other ruins we have been to, you cannot get close to or explore the ruins themselves. The Park Rangers are informative and friendly. We stopped here because it was on our way and the access was quick and easy. You will be in and out in less than a hour. The walking loop is pretty short and the only intact dwelling is the one posted in the photo....I wish they could have had a longer trail and maybe have a re-creation of a dwelling (not in the cliffs, of course) so one could see what life would be like for who lived there....I left there saying "that was really interesting and cool, but I wish there was more"

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