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“History underfoot”

Wupatki National Monument
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Ranked #6 of 112 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.
Reviewed May 31, 2013

what is greater than walking through history, as it stands today!?! To walk through the old ruins of the American Indians, is wonderful. It is one thing to see it in a museum, and another to walk the land yourself.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We drove and then walked to several of the adobe houses. Fascinating, each worth the walk if you like ruins and history.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place is unlike any other place I have seen. Frommers ranked Walnut Canyon National Monument as more impressive, but I think this place beats it hands-down, though it too was beautiful to see. This place just has a spirit to it---blowing grasses, and all of these beautifully preserved ruins built right alongside these canyons (technically called "washes") They are baby canyons. I saw a painted lizard who let me take 5 photos of him, and just have never felt this way in a place before. I even liked it more than Mesa Verde. It could also be because there were hardly any other people there either. It was VERY windy---and I am from Kansas, so bring a hat with a tie under the chin. And come in the spring so you can enjoy all of the sites without the heat. The architecture and the locations of the little huts reminded me of Frank Lloyd Wright's, and honestly, there was a part of me that just wished I could've been alive and lived there when people were around here. I was moved to tears standing atop one of these, looking at the eerily white grasses blowing in the wind, seeing the mountain peaks in the distance, and listening to the wind, and the silence. Absolutely stunning.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

See the ancient crater (?) now just a field from the southern entrance and the Wupatki site from the northern entrance. Pretty good but having seen Mesa Verde, CO the day before, well, there's no comparison!

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We forgot about the time change from Utah to AZ, and were surprised and delighted that the monument was still open and we got to tour with their informative guidebook. Loved the ancient ball court arena and the fascinating blow-hole. Beautiful ancient site - this is a must see.

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