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Pueblo Bonito

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Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
Phone Number: +1 505-786-7014
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Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great...

Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great Houses in Chaco Canyon.

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This is the star attraction at Chaco Canyon

This particular "big house" is the largest dwelling in Chaco, and one that you can walk through. Catch a ranger talk about the place or to buy a guidebook at the visitors center... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This particular "big house" is the largest dwelling in Chaco, and one that you can walk through. Catch a ranger talk about the place or to buy a guidebook at the visitors center and follow the numbered stops in the archaeological site.

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Old Town, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The Ranger tour was awesome! Lots of detail. The booklet helps too! Many interesting features here compared to the other locations.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Pueblo Bonito is part of the amazing Chaco Canyon experience. I visited at 8am on a beautiful sunny morning. I was completely alone. It was an excellent way to experience its energy and beauty.

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Saint Louis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Take one of the tours of Pueblo Bonito if they are offering them that day. They take about an hour and are very educational. Be sure to bring a good had and a couple bottles of water per person on a hot day.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Sad to see ruins of a once great civilization just vanish possibly due to living in a unsustainable environment - five decade drought? You would think they would develop the ability to adapt and move to a fertile and watered area such as north to the San Juan River in Farmington? The architecture evolved over several centuries with influences from... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Pueblo Bonito is the highlight of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, however some of the other ruins are so fascinating that they should not be missed! Built and expanded over several centuries, in this remote location, is truly an engineering marvel. The mystery of it's purpose becomes evident with the number of ceremonial Kivas, relative to the the amount... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is an amazing set of ruins. It is incredible that thousands of years ago without modern tools that structures of this size were built. The area's weather was much better then, allowing the area to be inhabited. Some history I've learned is this was most likely a cultural center with housing limited to outlying areas.

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We enjoyed a National Park Service guided tour of Pueblo Bonito. We've always enjoyed the docents explanation of the National Parks and this one was no exception. Check the schedule in advance so you'll be sure to get the guided tour. Pueblo Bonito had up to five stories of rooms, spanning over 600 rooms in the period from 850 -... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Really one of the great treasures of architecture in the world, in one of the greatest cultural settings in the world.. Worth the hours, springs, shocks and oil in the car to get here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Ruins of a large multi family dwelling with over 100 rooms as well as numerous Kivas (religious areas). This was our one of our first looks at the Pueblo people and how they lived and worked. The view within the canyon is breathtaking. Access from either the north or south. 30. - 40 miles on dirt road open to cattle... More 

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