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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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2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-3322
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were making a leisurely drive from Scottsdale to Sedona, thus decided to make an impromptu stop at Montezuma Castle. I am still questioning whether it was worth the $10 each for admission, but trust the money is being used to preserve the area, which...More

1  Thank rdubbs08
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Friends of ours wanted to go there to see it. When we got there upon entering the rangers there were very helpful and informative taking the time the answer and explain things with the questions that were asked. It was late in the afternoon so...More

1  Thank Ed P
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you are driving between Phoenix and either Sedona or the Grand Canyon and want to stop and stretch your legs in a lovely, tranquil spot and still have something interesting to look at, Montezuma's Castle National Monument is a good choice. It had nothing...More

Thank danielcG3946WI
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the area for a week, and this is definitely worth the visit, even if just passing through the area on I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff. $10 entry fee, easy walking path (one of the few places that would be easily accessible for...More

Thank Cici M
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The retiree volunteer shared a lot of great information with us. The site is wonderful. The nature (trees, flowers, etc.) surrounding it was almost as enjoyable as seeing these tremendous ancient pueblos.

Thank EmilyK643
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The cliff dwelling is amazingly preserved and they have docents present to explain the history (at an additional cost). The park is clean and shady and a nice place to picnic. It takes less than 40 minutes to read the history inside the ticket center/...More

Thank 5mamabear
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We tried driving to Camp Verde from Phoenix, to Montezuma's Castle and Well in one day and it worked fine. We left Surprise at 9:30am and got home at 7:00 at night! The castle is definitely worth seeing at least once because of the Indian...More

1  Thank Paula1946
Reviewed 18 September 2016

After the Navajo NM which was a huge disappointment it was easy to please me and I was happy that you could get directly under the houses. Description was provided and there was some paved path so you can stretch you legs a bit more.

Thank Matilda F
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting to see the amazing building abilities of the Indians Rangers were very helpful. It has been very well preserved and presented.

Thank Coral M
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is certainly worth the stop. The park is well maintained and clean with lots of information about the sight. You have not been able to go into the structure since 1951 so don't even think about it. Great stop on our adventure

Thank Vickie M
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7 October 2017|
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Response from SnapDragonfly | Reviewed this property |
We only stayed about 45 minutes and we did not go to Tuzigoot:-). It's expensive. If I didn't have an All Access Pass I don't think I would have gone.
Julia P
23 September 2017|
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Response from SnapDragonfly | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a gently slipping walkway that would be appropriate for a walker though. The "ruins" are not extensive and the path is quite short.
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.