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Aztec Ruins National Monument

P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
+1 505-334-6174
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History Buff's Delight!

Aztec Ruins offers a compelling look into the Pueblo people's society. This is a fairly small... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thomasville, Georgia
Great place! Rich in history.

We spent several hours exploring the site and visitor center. Had great time. The history, while... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
+1 505-334-6174
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Aztec Ruins offers a compelling look into the Pueblo people's society. This is a fairly small monument but definitely worth a visit. The walk around the ruins is easy for most anyone and beyond being intriguing, is also quite lovely. We visited Chaco before coming...More

Thank Smiles4miles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent several hours exploring the site and visitor center. Had great time. The history, while incomplete, is rich and interesting.

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Easy guided tour. Clean facilities. You can walk into a kid a and through some of the buildings. Activities for young and old. Beautiful views.

Thank Martha D
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The site costs $5 per adult to enter. Free parking. Great little museum to walk through first and an interesting 15 min video that starts on the half hour. The ruins themselves took us about an hour to walk through. There are markers as you...More

1  Thank Erin B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We ended up visiting Aztec Ruins because we couldn't get into Chaco Canyon (weather). We were impressed with the site and very glad we got to visit. The little museum and film provide background information that adds to the experience. The trail is short (maybe...More

Thank cherylls166
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Stopped by to see the monument was extremely glad that we did. This site allows you to get an idea how the occupants lived with a lot less effort than driving to Mesa Verde and paying for a tour. This complex is mostly on flat...More

1  Thank rp-yp
Reviewed 12 October 2017

What a beautiful setting especially in the fall with the yellow fall leaves. The museum has pots and artifacts and is small but interesting. Walking through the ruins and visiting the kiva is fascinating and let's one imagine what life was like then.

Thank SunPilgrim
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The monument is right in downtown Aztec. It has an interesting museum with a movie. The grounds and ruins are easy to see, with some steps and small, narrow, doorways. The office offers copies of the guidebook to borrow. Aztec's inter-ties with Chaco and Mesa...More

Thank Washozephyr
Reviewed 7 October 2017

What a marvellously well kept monument , especially the KIVA . Not a place for people with walking difficulties . This sounds like a contradiction as they are ruins but they are well kept . The rangers are very informative , also there is a...More

1  Thank johnsoutham
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I was completely taken back by the Aztec Ruins. I've been to many ancient ancestral ruins around the world including the Incas Machu Picchu and the Mayans many sites through Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize... I must say, the Aztec ruins packs a huge punch for...More

2  Thank MissD819
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Jim C
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Q: What is the entrance fee? A: Entrance is $5.00 per person. Children 15 and under are free. All current interagency passes to federal recreation areas are honored and available at the site until thirty minutes before... More
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