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Aztec Ruins National Monument

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Address: P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
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+1 505-334-6174

Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in...

Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.

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Small but fascinating

Sure there is the large and impressive Mesa Verde ruins not too far up the road in Colorado, but this much smaller site of historic Puebloan dwellings is a great uncrowded way to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Sure there is the large and impressive Mesa Verde ruins not too far up the road in Colorado, but this much smaller site of historic Puebloan dwellings is a great uncrowded way to be introduced to regional ancestral sites.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is an ongoing excavating site of the Aztec Ruins. The structures have been unearthed and some have been renovated for conceptual history. There is a walking path for handicap individuals that is flat and wheelchair accessible. Many of the housing structures are still under rubble, but there is much to see. The newly renovated Info center is well done... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Aztec Ruins National Monument preserves important Ancestral Puebloan architectural structures and engineering achievements. The place has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The staff at the visitor center were extremely nice, informative and friendly. There is a small admission fee to see the site, but it is free for holders... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

On our trip out west, we had planned to visit Mesa Verde, however after it was randomly closed, we decided to see the Aztec Ruins outside Farmington, and it paid off! Our guides, Ranger York and Ranger Dietrich had an amazing knowledge on the subject, and I personally learned a lot! The ruins are well-preserved, and fairly easy to navigate... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I really like this National Monument because it allows you to get right in the middle of the ruins. When there, I can feel the history and it is thoroughly enjoyable. The visitor center has been updated and is well done - I particularly liked the display showing all the different groups of native americans. The film was very good... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stopped in here on our Arizona/New Mexico road trip leg from Farmington to Santa Fe. It was well worth it. These ruins are well preserved, and even restored in some areas. It gave a great representation and explanation of how and what it was used for back when it was occupied. The guides in the welcome center did a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We, the usual suspects, fish the San Juan at Navaho dam every winter. On particularly cold or high wind days we make a point of visiting the Aztec ruins. Not as cool as Chaco or Mesa Verde but an absolute must if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most impressive Native American sites I have visited. It is the most extensive site I have seen constructed in stone, and the only one with intact timber ceilings. The reconstructed large kiva is a highlight. The ranger on reception was most helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The staff was informative and the short movie was excellent with lots of history! It was an incredible place to visit.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must-visit place when we have out-of-town guests. Visitors are allowed to walk through the ruins, really experiencing the atmosphere. Great photo opportunities as you stroll the ancient plaza. A small museum and a gift shop with various treasures are available. I suggest bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy the quiet cottonwood-shaded picnic area. A completely delightful national... More 

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