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“great kiva”(68 reviews)
“mesa verde”(74 reviews)
Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.
725 Ruins Rd, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
+1 505-334-6174
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I love going to National Park designated sites. This was our first time to Aztec Ruins and it was everything we thought it would be. A very nice display of the ruins and extremely well preserved. There is a very nice visitor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scott C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, NM. Looking for a stop between Telluride/Durango and ABQ? You can’t go wrong with a few hours at this amazing monument and hopefully you’ll get as beautiful of a day as we did. Fun to explore with kids but...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank relaxed_nomad_blog
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Easy to get to......downtown Aztec. Next to the river. Built about 1000 years ago. How did they build all this by hand ? Not built by Aztecs, but Puebloans. Apparently they were short people . Doors are not vert high. Great view of old history....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ralph R
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We stopped here on a road trip after reading about it in the AAA Tourbook. The museum is very interesting and the video nothing short of fascinating. The ranger asked about how much time we had and made suggestions. The ruins are immediately behind the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Terry A
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This was an exciting visit to structures 1,000 years old. It was very accessible with an easy walking trail. The docents were able to talk to us one on one. Get your senior National parks pass it is accepted everywhere. The site is only 15...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The 900-year old AZTEC RUINS near Farmington, NM represent an amazing legacy of Indian history and culture. You have to be there and duck limbo-like through the low stone doors between apartments to experience the environment and culture. Most impressive is the Great Kiva –...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony V
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is not merely the ruins. The exhibits and presentation in the Visitor's center are a must see to understand this area. A bit of context was missing, though. See Stephen Lekson's A History of the Ancient Southwest. Aztec is Pueblo III where, after the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gerald W
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The only fully restored kiva in the world. Seeing this ruin really puts Chaco and Mesa Verde in perspective. Great video.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janine W
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

A FREE half-mile loop walk through the Aztec Ruins with a number guide to understand which rooms/areas you are looking at. Also had a 15min introduction video worth watching. Great for history buffs of all ages.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christina M
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Well I went in August and as you would expect it is very hot around the New Mexico area. The staff is very friendly and very helpful, there is a museum inside the place as well but I recommend to check that out after you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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November 16, 2018|
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Response from voyager123NewOrleans | Reviewed this property |
Perhistoric native Americans called the Anazasi. The name of the New Mexican town nearby is Aztec, hence, Aztec Ruins.
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March 4, 2017|
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Q: What is the entrance fee? A: Entrance is $5.00 per person. Children 15 and under are free. All current interagency passes to federal recreation areas are honored and available at the site until thirty minutes before... More
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