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Montezuma Castle National Monument

2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-3322
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This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“cliff dwellings” (144 reviews)
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2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-3322
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Located about 15 miles before your get to Sedona on State HW 17 heading in from Phoenix. Fascinating historic monument and worth a visit if you haven't experienced or seen anything like this previously. Quite extraordinary how the Indian's built these 'homes' in the rock...More

Thank Carie B
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect for a quick easy walk to take some nice pictures and learn history. We found a white lizard and spotted some birds and other wildlife. The cost has increased to $10 a person, which we didn't agree with- as it takes maybe 15-20 minutes...More

Thank Jenn P
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went here on a family vacation and scheduled this into our daily excursions and am so glad we did one of the rangers told us about the Jr. Ranger program which involves the kids getting a packet and answering questions while walking the national monuments...More

Thank MrsKoryta05
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Went there last time over 35 years ago when I was little kid. Now I revisit there with my cousins. I remember these place. I will see old pic to see if it has changes in over 35 years. Hope everyone will enjoy this place...More

Thank Ghostwarrior67
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The cave dwellings are not the most impressive I've seen but they are beautiful. There were a couple of interpreters/volunteers giving informal talks about the castle and why it was built the way it was built - really interesting! Worth the stop!

Thank Leila A
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The cliff dwellings are interesting and beautiful. The information posted along the path about the dwellings and the native people who once occupied them are very informative. There are trees, shrubs, and other plants along the path that the cliff dwellers used for medicine and...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Very easy walk on a paved walkway, no hiking involved for the main site viewing. About 5 minutes walk from parking lot through the visitor center and to the site. It's a shame that you can't get closer to the ruins and have the park...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We did stop there on a road trip from the Grand Canyon to Phoenix. Like last time when I was there some years ago, the place was rather quiet. It is a national monument , so having a national park pass saves you from paging...More

Thank Reiner B
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My son and I visited this national historical site while visiting the Lake Montezuma area. I found it fascinating how people built and resided in dwellings up in the cliffs 1000 years ago, and had a viable agriculture irrigated by the Beaver Creek which runs...More

Thank chajushu
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It was a fun experience. It was his first and my second time going. It is a lovely place. It is worth the drive. There is also Indian fried bread you can get before entering or after. It is delicious!

Thank Evermore S
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sabina h
2 June 2017|
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Response from pompy51 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled from Prescott and did not stop in Jerome, but we did the castle and the well in about 2-2.5 hours. And you cannot go up into the castle. Walking tours stopped when geologists deemed it unsafe.
24 January 2017|
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Response from Silvia M | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes
Nathan L
25 August 2016|
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Response from Leslie G | Reviewed this property |
One to two hours is just right--the temperature might make it shorter. It was going to be 110 degrees the day we went, so we were there early. Listen to the Ranger's presentation if you have a chance--very informative... More