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“Native American Ruins”

Wupatki National Monument
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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.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Native American Ruins”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

History at its best. Wupatki National Monument allows visitors to see how Native Americans lived in Arizona. The variety of homes and the ability to walk among the architecture makes the trip a memorable experience. Take the time to read the park signs as they provide valuable insight into the culture of the Native Americans.

Visited March 2013
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Arvada, Colorado
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“Great view into a community”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

We spent time hiking around the ruins of the community dwellings and gathering spots. We hunted for pottery shards and found some gems that we left for others to find and enjoy as well. Great stop on our journey through Flagstaff!

Visited March 2013
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Denver, Colorado, United States
Level 4 Contributor
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“Wonderful, haunting site”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Easily walkable, and well documented for viewers. It has a special magic that seems to make you feel that the inhabitants are just waiting around a corner to return when you leave. The colors and views into the painted desert are amazing. I will return!

Visited March 2013
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Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

A very different experience to the walnut canyon. Manmade structures not caves. Very interesting but my husband got a bit puebloed out after the third set of ruins so pace yourself if you have children!!!

Visited April 2013
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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“Amazing site - glad we stopped”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

In a recent trip to Flagstaff, we decided to stop at Wupatki on the way home. What I didn't realize at first was that Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki are connected. We did the Sunset Crater national monument first and it was ok. I wasn't sure what to expect from Wupatki National Monument, but when we came upon the first ruin, we were amazed. There are four to five sites to visit. The large one we came upon first was open to climb up through. There is a slight walk from the parking area and would be challenging for anyone with difficulty walking.

The visitor center is very good and we enjoyed reading about all the different elements of the ruins. Be sure to stop in the Visitor's center first. We did not and went right to the ruin behind it. At the visitor's center you can get a booklet that tells you what each of the numbered exhibits are when you're walking around the ruin. We ended up buying one to take with us (you can borrow one for free or buy one for $1). It answered a lot of our questions. Our children 13 and 15 were fascinated with it all. Definitely a great place to stop.

Visited March 2013
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