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“Ruin is a ruin is a ruin or maybe NOT”

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.
Montevallo, Alabama
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Ruin is a ruin is a ruin or maybe NOT”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Ok, I admit I use to think all ruins are ruins and once you see one then move on sister. Well, his one is different in many ways. The volcano crater included with the entrance is a nice add on and the lava flow areas look like Hawaii as they are relatively fresh...didn't know AZ had flows this current. Secondly, the fact that the Native Americans returned because the ash made the soil fertile is a great ying/yang story about how Mother Nature always has a plan. My two teens enjoyed both and we even got to walk into a small room in the ruins. Cool stuff..good history..good road...good times.

Visited August 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A little history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a pleasant afternoon touring the sites and visitor center and taking in the views between rain showers.

Visited July 2013
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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Pueblo's are Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We wanted to hike a little; however, not anything strenuous and the Wupatki National Park area was perfect. You walk a trail about 1/2 mile to a mile (about 45 minutes walk) While visiting the pueblos. Stay on established trails. These sites are vital to the studies of the past and are protected by Federal laws. You will have plenty of opportunity to snap photo's of the dwellings and learn about the early life of these Indians. Very interesting.

Visited August 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

The ruins are sooo fascinating, and well preserved. Definitely worth a visit. We spent several hours here.

Visited June 2013
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“different than the others!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

In planning our Arizona road trip, we were trying to decide what, if any of the National Parks or National Monuments we could skip and in the end, we tried instead to hit them all....and we were glad we did. Wupatki is different than Montezuma, which is different from Tuzigoot, which is different from Walnut Canyon. So if you have time, do them all! One interesting thing about Wupatki is that in the 1930s, the very first two National Park Rangers assigned to the park actually lived here with their wives in two rooms on the back side of the pueblo!

Visited November 2012
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