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Wupatki National Monument

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Explore this fascinating ancient pueblo, located near the San Francisco Peaks, which once housed almost 100 members of the Anasazi and Sinagua tribes.
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25137 N. Sunset Crater-Wupatki Loop Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86004-2759
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a recent visit to Wupatki and the Sunset Crater. These two sights make for an impressive visit that can be easily accomplished in 4 hours. Informative visitor centers separated by 20 miles or so. Plenty to see. Get out of the car and walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JMofo
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We drove the loop road and were glad we took the time to visit this area. The Wupatki Pueblo was incredible. The short walk around this large site took about 20 minutes. Pick up an information booklet from the park ranger before you do the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way from the Grand Canyon to Albuquerque, NM. We thought we’d quickly check it out, but ended up spending most of the day visiting. The Wupatki National Monument is really well put together and it was fun reading through the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jubilationlee
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Visitor Center staff was friendly, and the grounds impeccably kept! Very interesting. Highly recommend you stop here. Great educational experience if you have young ones!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank laurieg554
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to learn and experience history. The fun part is that you can actually climb up on some (not all) of the ruins. They have done a really good job of preserving the ruins and explaining what you are looking at....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank janrA2759SE
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We were amazed at the overall size of the area of Native American dwellings that were once at Wupatki National Monument. The preservation was very well done and it was an easy walk on the paved trail and stairs provided. The self guided tour was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cherie C
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We had not planned to come up here but so glad we did. The scenery was amazing. We really enjoyed seeing the pueblos and getting to walk through some of the pueblos. Fascinating how the Indians built right on top of the rock formations. What...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vickid266
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is a very interesting place to visit. There is an informative visitor's center, plus you can walk around the ancient (1100s) Pueblo. The Rangers will let you borrow a guide book, which explains what you're looking at. One of the interesting features is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VTsoxfan04
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

What an educational visit. We visited for a short time as a part of a tour and explored it briefly. The ball court was unique.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SavvyTraveler11
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The Wupatki pueblo site is excellent it the information, actual ruins, ball court and meeting area that indicate the site's importance. It also has a blow hole (a large fracture in the earth that allows air to move through a small opening as the barometric...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 12, 2018|
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Response from DED1960 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and no. The big cacti don’t grow above certain elevations. You will find the prickly pear cacti though. The bigger plants are found closer to Phoenix.
March 13, 2018|
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Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
It works for the National Parks, and the National Monuments!
March 4, 2018|
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Response from yidfid | Reviewed this property |
Yes - very kid friendly. Bring water and snacks and make sure they wear hats & sunscreen if its sunny.