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Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Address: 2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
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08:00 - 17:00
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This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story...

This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.

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Nice little paved walk with a gray view of ancient dwellings. Lots of information and wonderful old Sycamore trees. Easy walking and history can be found here. Enjoy the ride out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Nice little paved walk with a gray view of ancient dwellings. Lots of information and wonderful old Sycamore trees. Easy walking and history can be found here. Enjoy the ride out to the site as the landscape offers a wonderful contrast to the red rocks of Sedona.

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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

A nice little walk brings you below this cliff dwelling. Visitors can not enter the dwelling like they can in the Mesa Verde National Monument. The museum had good displays and the diorama built in the 1950's gave a good view of ancient life in the dwelling, too bad the audio program didn't work on the diorama. I would also... More 

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Ashland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Step back in time more than a thousand years as you wander this beautiful site. You can view cliff-side pueblos, tools, and pottery used by the residents of this settlement.

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Payette, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit, the first in 1960. The ruins remain awe inspiring and well preserved. The trails are easy to navigate and there is almost more information than one can fully absorb. It's a stop that shouldn't be missed.

Thank Crankydoc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This National Monument situated in a valley roughly in-between Phoenix and Flagstaff offers interesting insights into the living of the American natives some centuries ago. The cliff dwellings are quite impressive. However, but understandable, one can't actually go inside these ancient dwellings. It's, however, worth a visit, as you can stroll around a nice park.

Thank Don_Pedro_CH
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I love history and Native American culture, so i was very happy with what the park service has done with this monument to the history of the early inhabitants of this region. Even though there was a large school group there at the time we visited, the layout of the facility is such that we were not inconvenienced at all.... More 

Thank Jan P
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is the first ever Native cliff dwelling I had ever been to and it was awe-inspiring! It is amazing how well preserved the dwelling is and the history surrounding the area is awesome! I loved that I did not have to take a tour and was free to explore the area on my own, spending as much time as... More 

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

One again a bit off the beaten path. But it is rich in history. There is walking required. hot in the summer

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

If you're landing in Phoenix and driving to Flagstaff, Montezuma Castle National Monument is the perfect place to get out and stretch your legs. The park is located a short distance off the highway and the site is a very short walk (basically on the other side of the visitors center). It is quite a thing to see! Plan 10... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Our friends brought us here to Montezuma Castle during our visit in April 2015. Very interesting to see in person and to learn about the history of the castle. Cute gift shop at entrance/exit. Looking back I wished we would of purchased the musician who was playing his "flutes" CD.

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