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Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Address: 2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
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08:00 - 17:00
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This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story...

This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.

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Such a wonderful place

The energy here is amazing. The history and marvel of the people. Cant wait to return with our kids!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michelle R
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The energy here is amazing. The history and marvel of the people. Cant wait to return with our kids!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is no climbing on the actual ruins but the paved path lets you have excellent views of the walls and windows of the cliff dwellings. (Please don't let your children run wild just because the paths are level and wide.) The changing shadows make this a fun place to photograph. There is also an excellent diorama of a populated... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had visited the site 20 years ago while working in Camp Verde and did the self-guided tour after work one da, as my hotel was right across the road. It was a nice surprise when the National Monument was on the itinerary for a bus trip from our community this month. The Best Western I had stayed at is... More 

Thank Ann B
Port Angelo's
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

great american history. a must see. the rangers are very insightful for helping where tour signs finish

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Sudbury, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Being part of federal monuments the entry is free if you have been to Tuzigoot or other Federal Monuments. We visited early March. A very well laid out short walk from the entrance -Museum and you are right in front of the ruins where you can take beautiful pictures. They have done an excellent job which makes it very easy... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a must-do item on my Husband's list and it did not disappoint. Though just a short walk around it is amazing to see the details and the ingenuity that must've gone into building this. Do this, then go to montezuma well.

Thank Stefanie Z
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Admission is included if you go to the Tuzigoot National Monument. I personally like Montezuma National Monument better. The Rangers are so friendly and helpful. Thank you Ranger Sharp for explaining to us the history. You are amazing.

Thank Lennoxzenon
San Diego
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to this national monument. It is a great stop but somewhat limited on activities. Basically just a cliff dwelling seen by a short walk. A nice small museum. But we have the senior pass to get in so no cost.

Thank bbnuttmann
Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This National Park preserves the history of this ancient civilization of cliff dwellers. The original structures built high into the cliffs are amazing in themselves, but the park also tells the story of the civilization that evolved in the Verde Valley. Well worth the visit.

Thank Thomas C
Bellvue, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited early May 2017. An easy and short walk from the visitors center on flat paved walk way. Super opportunity to photo ruins. The Park service has done an excellent job of preserving and restoring these ruins. The Park Rangers were friendly, informative and eager to share their knowledge. Visitors center a nice store with lots if information. Great local... More 

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