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The Anasazi Heritage Center

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Address: 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323-9217
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Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral...

Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) and other Native American cultures, including two archaeological sites and a research collection of over 3 million artifacts.

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Great material on the history of this area

Rangers here were really friendly and helpful. There are two short films looking at the native american culture and their feelings about the land, There is also a model of one of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Spencer, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stopped here to fill our afternoon and wished we had more time. The had a basket exhibition that was inspiring.. also one of the oldest baskets in the world. Other exhibits on pottery and local ancestry as well as the history of a local dam. The front desk person was knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. Definitely would stop again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Rangers here were really friendly and helpful. There are two short films looking at the native american culture and their feelings about the land, There is also a model of one of the pit houses and lots of other interesting material about the history of the area . There is a short trail and lots of literature on other nearby... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was a very pleasant surprise on put trip to Mesa Verde, we seen the sigh in Cortez and decided to check it out. It is a very nice museum with great information on the entire area. We spent the entire day traveling around the Canyons of the Ancients and seeing some awesome ancient sites along the way. Would highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were told b y another couple we met at Mesa Verde National Park that they toured Anasazi Heritage Center and were glad they had done so. We took the short, perhaps 20miles from where we stayed in the Park, on a weekday morning. Excellent videos explained about the reasons for Center and the Ancient Puebloans. Excellent exhibits with multiple... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to start your sightseeing and touring when in western Colorado. The staff is extremely knowledgable and friendly. They will provide you with ideas, help design your plan, and provide maps and other info. While in the center, take time to see the museum. Entrance fee is only three bucks and you will be pleasantly surprised... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Simply an amazing museum (great for children with "hands on" options). The basket exhibit is beautiful. We also enjoyed a docent tour. Don't miss the movies. They are very well done. For a half mile walk you can visit Pueblo ruins behind the museum. Traveling with you dog? They are allowed on this trail. This is also a great place... More 

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Afton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were pressed for time to do Mesa Verde and were referred from Mesa Verde Visitor Center to this venue which is about 20 minutes away. This place has outstanding collections of historic artifacts from the region. The exhibits are very informative and a short walk takes you to ancient ruins to observe along with a great vista to enjoy.... More 

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Charleston, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We had a most enjoyable visit. Displays were well arranged. They have a full scale mock up of an Anasazi Pit house circa 1000 AD. Highly recommend visiting this before going to Mesa Verde. Gives a good flavor for Anasazi culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A beautiful National Park museum of the Southwest located outside the small town of Dolores, Colorado. Learn about the culture and artifacts of the early Ancestral Pueblo people with special exhibits throughout the year. If possible book a Thursday afternoon (free) guided tour of archives downstairs. Walk to the top of the Escalante pueblo to view Sleeping Ute Mountain as... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This center is really neat for two reasons. The center itself contains a video, many ancient Anasazi artifacts and a small pueblo ruin on the hill behind it. It is also the base of operations for the surrounding Canyon of the Ancients. I didn't know much about ancient Anasazi culture before visiting the museum, so this was really awesome!

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