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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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+1 505-334-6174

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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Reminder of our ancient history.

The park is adjacent to the quaint and friendly town of Aztec, NM. Plenty of free parking. The exhibit hall is modern and well done. There is a souvenir shop. The ruins are... read more

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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The park is adjacent to the quaint and friendly town of Aztec, NM. Plenty of free parking. The exhibit hall is modern and well done. There is a souvenir shop. The ruins are larger than I expected, but it is an easy walk for just about anyone. I went back a second day and just relaxed to get the spirit... More 

Thank William W
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Aztec Ruins after spending much of the day at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. Although we thoroughly enjoyed Chaco, we felt a more intimate relationship with Aztec. It's a lovely, peaceful location on the north edge of Aztec, New Mexico. When we were there, the site was "busy" with only 3-4 others, giving us ample time and solitude... More 

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Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting specially to see and understand a completely restored Kiva. We were there in the afternoon and the lights and shadows in the ruins were great.

1 Thank kartikmexico
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I learned a lot from the information presented at the visitor's center at Aztec Ruins Natl Monument. I had already visited Mesa Verde and knew about Chaco Canyon, so this tied it all nicely together. I learned that Mesa Verde was built 1st, then Chaco Canyon, then Aztec Ruins Pueblo. Aztec Ruins was sort of an ancient "suburb" of the... More 

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Washington State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our introduction to a trip the next day to Chaco Canyon, south of Aztec and much harder to get to. The two communities were connected by a straight road in ancient days. Aztec Ruins are not "Aztec," of course, but were so-named by settlers who made a wrong assumption from these complex buildings. These are so easy to... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have guided tours during the summer months but we did a self guided tour in April. It gave me a new perspective of how the Native American Indians evolved. Very different than Mesa Verde.

Thank Kay Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great spot to observe some history. Love how maintained the area is, provides viewers with a unique experience.

Thank Kris C
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

What a great place, much easier to get to than Chaco Canyon, 10 Miles from Bloomfield. Good parking facilities, good access to the visitor centre and the ruins themselves. You can purchase a guide book or borrow one from the visitor centre, this book describes all the various buildings and things you will see, each building has been given a... More 

1 Thank William M
Texas, United States
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Watch the video before you go out to tour the grounds. The park ranger will give you a laminated sheet of paper, take it because it helps explain what you are looking at outside. The video does a horrible job explaining the area but it does explain the man who found the area called the Indians Aztecs, found out they... More 

1 Thank Jennifer C
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Aztec Ruins National Monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site about a half an hour north of Farmington, New Mexico. The Pueblo buildings date back to the 11th and 13th Centre, and one Kiva is a reconstruction to show what archaeologists believe to be the original structure. Interpretive material is available to better understand and reimagine the lived experience on... More 

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