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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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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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Well preserved & excavated ruins

For me, nothing will ever come close to being as fascinating as the ruins at Mesa Verde in Colorado, but the ruins here have been well excavated and preserved over the years... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

For me, nothing will ever come close to being as fascinating as the ruins at Mesa Verde in Colorado, but the ruins here have been well excavated and preserved over the years. There's some very impressive structures and it's great that you're able to walk round them and through some of them. The self guided tour ends with a nice... More 

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Clementon, New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Not to sound jaded, but if you have seen several ancient Pueblos you have seen enough. This one may be better than some for those who have trouble negotiating steep terrain as this is rather flat

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Briggs, Texas
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

I have traveled through this region for years and never stopped until today. What a great experience. The inside exhibits explain so much and have an interactive side. Take the time to watch the movie as it sets everything up. Ask the ranger for a copy of the guidebook to take with you along the walk outside. The book really... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

After visiting the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, we were already excited about the ruins in New Mexico. The folks at Chaco mentioned Aztec as the successor to Chaco. We were going to be in Aztec anyway en route to Black Canyon so we stopped by for a visit. What a treat! The Visitor Center is nice and the movie... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We happened on this by accident and were surprised by its existence. Definitely worth a quick visit to find out its history as much as the actual monument itself.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

To begin, it is pretty hard to go wrong when visiting a National Park. The beauty of the Aztec Ruins is that it is easily accessible and the $5 entry fee is a bargain. As we were visiting in late July, and the days had been quite hot, we entered the park when it opened at 8am before it got... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

As we have explored the National Parks and Monuments of the American southwest, we cannot say enough about the National Parks Service the that oversees these national treasure. In every park we have visited we have found wonderful facilities, helpful, polite and courteous employees and sights that have inspired and reminded us to appreciate the federal agency that makes this... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

It was absolutely amazing to see such well preserved ruins, it was a very educational and interesting visit, it takes as little as an hour and very worth the stop.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

While I am somewhat of a history buff even I was surprised how educational and interesting this site was. We could really get hands on at the site and the reconstructed Great Kiva was very impressive. The video and displays I'm the ranger station were very informative. When you tour the ruins you are given a booklet that corresponds to... More 

Thank James A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

These Aztec Ruins are a testament to the brilliance, strength and fortitude of the Natives that built them. This World Heritage Site is a must see.


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