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“Majestic and slightly surreal”

Wupatki National Monument
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Ranked #6 of 112 things to do in Flagstaff
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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 October 8, 2013

Majestic and slightly surreal ruins of a vast farming community, intrinsically tied to the cycles of the volcano at Sunset crater. Looking through today's lens, standing within the ruins it was so hard to imagine that people lived there, even farmed and hunted! The architecture is amazing from superstructure to smaller pueblos dotted around the region.

Also of interest is the relationship of these ruins to that of the cliff dwellers in Walnut Canyon.

This is a captivating place.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Just one of the many interesting and beautiful things in this area. My first visit and I have to admit I have been uneducated about the diversity and beauty of Arizona.

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We discovered this accidentally (as we did not know about it in advance) and are very glad we stopped to explore this a bit. Lots of history here, and early home of the Navaho Indians. We also toured the nearby Sunset Crater Volcano, it is essentially unspoiled by man (other than the road) and very scenic. There is also a visitor center at both locations to answer your questions and provide maps and other literature. Both sites can be explored with a minimum of time, so don't skip it if you are in the area.

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The scenery at the monument was beautiful a quite and serene place to go with or without a group.A very interesting mini museum on site.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

A short walk from the road, well worth the time and effort to visit. Amazing opportunity to see a dwelling from hundreds of years ago.

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