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Review of Navajo Reservation

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Owner description: The home of the Navajo Indians is the largest Indian reservation in the U.S.
Reviewed 10 August 2011

On the way from Holbrook, Arizona to Cortzez, Colorado. Had to stop at Window Rock to visit the Code Talker Monument and then to Shiprock to visit the Tse Bitai (a volcanic monolith that is 1583 feet high). Short history lesson and a geology lesson.

3  Thank M-F_Trackers
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

Saw pictures on the interweb. Thought, 'a must see attraction.' Drove out of my way to see this. Got lost because all the road signs in that area were tagged over. Thought I'd see a lot of families and tourists....Nope. Overgrown with weeds, seedy cars parked in the lot. Left my rig for 90 seconds just to take a picture. The Navajo Museum...Cows grazing in the parking lot. No joke. Approached the whole scene with an open mind. Left with this impression: tagging, empty liquor bottles, hitchhikers...Don't waste your time. Same with Shiprock...

5  Thank mrmojorisin71
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Reviewed 30 November 2009

I loved my time here. For a true native experience visit the Discover Navajo Museum and dine at one of the many delicious side of the road establishments. The results = great conversation, good food, and a cultural lesson.

2  Thank SenoraStrib
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Reviewed 24 February 2009

We were looking forward to visiting the home of the Navajo Reservation in Window Rock, Arizona. There was not much to see. The ‘window rock’ geological feature was wonderful, but finding the parking lot for it turned out to be difficult, hidden back into the government buildings with no signs. The Navaho museum was large, but did not contain much more than pictures showing the history of the nation. There was not much display of artifacts or ancient history. We could not find a native crafts store anywhere nearby. The people were friendly enough, but you get the general feeling these folks just want to be left along.

If you only have a day, drive north to Mesa Verde and see the cliff dwellings. They are world class.

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Reviewed 9 August 2008

Window Rock (town) has somethings to offer such as a visit to the Navajo Nation Tribal Park. You have to drive through the Navajo Nation's Governmental Offices complexes which houses the Navajo Nation President's Office and Navajo Nation Tribal Council Chambers (a US National Historic site). Try a visit to the Navajo Nation Arts and Crafts Center NE corner of State Highway 264 and Indian Route 12. Listen to AM 660 KTNN local radio with local 'Navajo-dialect' broadcasts and Country-Western music. In fact, KTNN has an on-line continuous broadcast (see KTNNonline.com). Be sure to visit the NavajoNation Recreation and Parks....on-line....for an accurate view and general information on Navajo Nation parks and recreation areas, i.e. Monument Valley, Lakes, Antelope Point (Lake Powell). Also, there is the Navajo Nation Government link to spot as well....navajonation.org. Don't forget to visit the and donate to the local Navajo Tribal Zoo consisting of wildlife relevant to the Four Corners area, mountain lion, coyote, mule deer, bear, wolf, etc. There is no comparison with the likes of the San Diego Zoo BUT, it is worth a glance for the Navajo Nation's effort and contribution to efforts of Zoo staff.

Otherwise, you can head west on State highway 264 to visit St. Michael Mission and Historical Musuem and continue on to see the US Park's Hubbell Trading Post.

10  Thank TomSwyr
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