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The Anasazi Heritage Center

27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323-9217
+1 970-882-5600
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Mesa Verda Detour

Came here at the suggestion of our tour guide, Victoria, at Mesa Verde. What a great suggestion... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gary r
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Rocklin, California
via mobile
Great displays

Now known as the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, this facility is easy to access... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DesertBeacon
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Dolores, Colorado
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Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) and other Native American cultures, including two archaeological sites and a research collection of over 3 million artifacts.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“mesa verde” (43 reviews)
“four corners” (17 reviews)
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LOCATION
27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323-9217
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+1 970-882-5600
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"mesa verde"
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"four corners"
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"ancestral pueblo"
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"pit house"
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"fabulous museum"
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"visitor center"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"native american culture"
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"hands on activities"
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"special exhibit"
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"national monument"
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"parks pass"
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"all ages"
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"better understanding"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here at the suggestion of our tour guide, Victoria, at Mesa Verde. What a great suggestion! Kids had a great time and we spent way more time than we thought. Great interactive exhibits for the kids and a really informative film to see. Cool...More

Thank gary r
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Now known as the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, this facility is easy to access and is equal to or better than the museum at nearby Mesa Verde National Park. Although the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is relatively undeveloped, the...More

Thank DesertBeacon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love 4Corners Archaeology, this is a must see museum. Its just north of Mesa Verde and the Ute Tribal Park.

Thank Lorna R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research center and the Anasazi Heritage Center are less than 20 miles apart, the Anasazi Heritage Center is very unique and contains tons of information on SW Archaeology. The staff and volunteers are great and welcoming. If you visit...More

Thank Tess J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Anasazi Heritage Center is AMAZING. The staff is very helpful, informed about the culture and the heritage of the area. The displays are very well done, beautiful native handwork, tools, food, and items from the land.

Thank Debra C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before visiting Canyon of the Ancients National Park - you really need to go here first. Besides getting maps and etc. - here you will view the thousands of years of history for this region and get a better understanding before you visit, Lowry Pueblo,...More

Thank Bob A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got here too late in the day to fully appreciate everything on offer, but did have enough time to go through the excellent displays. There is also a movie about the area, and a nice book/gift shop. You can walk to the ruins of...More

Thank ArlettaC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't do a bit of sightseeing before you come here. You'll learn about what you're going to be seeing and the history behind the place is fascinating. The center is so well done and informative. If you plan on driving out to the Canyon of...More

Thank barbaragwen270
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Loved all the displays and artifacts they have. Very knowledgeable staff to answer your questions! If you do the hike to Kiva it is 1 mile round trip uphill!

Thank Mountainman827
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This place is really nice. Their displays are A+. It serves as the visitor center for the large Canyon of the Ancients area. They help you understand the physical size of the ancient pueblo civilization. Their archeology displays are excellent, reproduction of a pit house...More

Thank Robert S
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susancp
24 April 2017|
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Response from Tracy B | Reviewed this property |
We had the golden age pass, so we got in free. I don't know if there was a charge for those without the pass.
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Arthur C
29 September 2016|
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Response from Alice E | Reviewed this property |
We weren't charged anything, since Jesse is a veteran.
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