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“Great little area”

Wupatki National Monument
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$741.39*
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Private Grand Canyon Complete Tour with Ancient ruins and lava field
Ranked #2 of 100 things to do in Flagstaff
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Owner description: Explore this fascinating ancient pueblo, located near the San Francisco Peaks, which once housed almost 100 members of the Anasazi and Sinagua tribes.
Flagstaff
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“Great little area”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I love the lava trail as well as the main ruins. I prefer Wupatki to Walnut Canyon less crowds and better ruins. The cool air from the blowhole is nice to sit by for a bit if you come during high summer. May is my favorite time. It can get hot in the summer.

Visited September 2012
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Peoria, Arizona
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“Very Interesting Ruins”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

The main ruins are very interesting and you can take a guided ranger tour if you'd like. While you can't go inside most of the ruins, you do get to get very close to them. There are also three or four other ruin sites you can drive to and see a little more close up. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2012
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Oneonta, New York
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“Dramatic setting of ancient Native American Pueblos”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

One approaches the monument after descending through a Ponderosa pina forest into the desert. The dwellings command A sweeping vista of the San Francisco peaks. Not to be missed.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Enter from Sunset Crater from Flagstaff”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

The (to us) more interesting pueblos are in the south and we were able to have our picnic lunch looking over the Painted Desert - words fail me!
The Citadel was so quiet and beautiful.

Visited October 2012
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“Walk through the ruins”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I was surprised by the fact that you could actually walk through these ruins. I can imagine that at some point, this will stop due to deterioration. So enjoy it while you can. You get to see the entire ruins up close and personal, even going into one of the "rooms". Pay the $1 fee for the booklet that provides a description of the various marked locations. It adds to understanding of the structure. Note also the large cinder cone behind the ruins. I believe these Indians occupied this structure around the time of the volcanic activity - hard to imagine what it was like. If you continue down the road to Sunset Crater, this makes a nice half day tour.

Visited October 2012
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