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Shoofly Indian Archaeological Site

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Lovely setting.

This is a partially excavated and backfilled ruin of over 80 rooms occupied 1000 to 1250 AD by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A R H
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Charleston, South Carolina
Lots of rocks

This archaeological site contains the ruins of Shoofly Village which was built and occupied between... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
woolywombat
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a partially excavated and backfilled ruin of over 80 rooms occupied 1000 to 1250 AD by people culturally related to the Salado and Hohokam tribes. Not much to see but good signage explains the site, plus you understand why this site was selected...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A R H
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This archaeological site contains the ruins of Shoofly Village which was built and occupied between A.D. 1000 and 1250 and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located near Payson off State Highway 87. The site was set up by the Tonto National...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank woolywombat
Reviewed September 19, 2018

They need to do an update to this. There is not much to see at all. Very disappointed. It is easy to walk around though.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bowker4
Reviewed May 25, 2018

It was completely quiet when I was there. Nice little trail, some signs / markers. The ruins are easy to identify, even when I'm no specialist. It's on a beautiful high plane; you can see why they built the village there. The signs describe the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hobnob_Hobo
Reviewed April 1, 2018

On the flat and well-mark paths, this is an easy stroll amongst the foundations of dozens of ancient Indian dwellings and buildings, estimated to be 800-1000 yrs old. Tour is self-guided. You can spend an hour or several hours, depending on your interest in Southwest...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rollo P
Reviewed February 28, 2018

An easy walk takes you among the ruins. Informative signs describe the history. It's a pretty place.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Nancy P
Reviewed November 14, 2017

The ruins are sparse and may be hard to find, but its was a worthwhile walk to read the markers and learn about the history of the area. The wind blew, and it was the only sound to be heard, making this a spiritual, meditative...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank artqueen
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Indian ruins nearly 1000 years old. Just rocks on the ground at this point, but the interpretive signs do a good job of illustrating what the dwellings probably looked like. Easy, short walk.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Yikes, can't figure out why you'd come here unless you're desperate to find something/anything to tour while in the area -- or unless you're really, really into indian ruins and can't get to someplace better. They do have a several signs and placards to explain...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

This was an easy drive off the highway (use google maps NOT the iPhone map app). It provided great photo ops on a stormy day, the kids enjoyed walking the trail, and mommy loved reading the history placards posted along the pathways. I was especially...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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