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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.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-3322
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those NPS sites you might think, "Oh I'll pass," but don't. Even the 100 plus degree heat on a mid-July day didn't quell our fascination. The park rangers do a wonderful job of presenting the history of the site while we...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By the time we arrived it was raining so we were able to see the monument and took a few photos but we got soaked we will be back

Thank danibill411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This National Monument really should be a National Park. The unique qualities of these ruins are truly amazing! The sight of the ruins are astounding! The explanatory signage along the wheelchair accessible trail are worthy of high notice by our government.

Thank danf552017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this landmark after checking out of Cliff Castle Casino Hotel and we did not regret it. Landmark is small enough that you can see it in 2 hours. There were signs advising visitors to stay at paved trails to better preserve the flora...More

Thank Angelo T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its been 15years since we have been here. The cost back then was about $3 and the cost is $10 now (which is okay, I just hope in the future they can maybe make the building a little bigger for the store or add more...More

Thank Mavrick71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best preserved cliff dwellings and so fascinating! It's a short, sweet walk to the ruins. It was interesting to learn that the cliff dwelling was neither a castle and neither was it Montezuma's! When the European-Americans first observed the ruins,...More

Thank Lolita D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to stretch the legs. National park fee charged. We were in and out in 45 minutes. Concrete walking path takes you in a loop to see the cliff dwelling

Thank Tlflight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting cliff dwelling, diferent from many others in the southwest. While you cannot get up close to the dwellings, they are still amazing from a distance. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Belize15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's 10$ to get in, but it's a park pass good for 7 days, i think. Well worth it. It's really fun to see such an ancient dwelling, and think about how the ancient people lived. It's quick and interesting!

Thank Rexifries
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little get-away spot for the afternoon. Self guided tour is the way to go because you can spend as much time as you want. Take a backpack with lunch and water, or just spend an hour, either way its a short easy walk with...More

Thank TheSandyCrab
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sabina h
3 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
26 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