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Aztec Ruins National Monument

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Address: P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
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Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in...

Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.

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Remodeled Visitor Center added to our visit

I really like this National Monument because it allows you to get right in the middle of the ruins. When there, I can feel the history and it is thoroughly enjoyable. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sandy, Utah
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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really like this National Monument because it allows you to get right in the middle of the ruins. When there, I can feel the history and it is thoroughly enjoyable. The visitor center has been updated and is well done - I particularly liked the display showing all the different groups of native americans. The film was very good... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in here on our Arizona/New Mexico road trip leg from Farmington to Santa Fe. It was well worth it. These ruins are well preserved, and even restored in some areas. It gave a great representation and explanation of how and what it was used for back when it was occupied. The guides in the welcome center did a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We, the usual suspects, fish the San Juan at Navaho dam every winter. On particularly cold or high wind days we make a point of visiting the Aztec ruins. Not as cool as Chaco or Mesa Verde but an absolute must if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most impressive Native American sites I have visited. It is the most extensive site I have seen constructed in stone, and the only one with intact timber ceilings. The reconstructed large kiva is a highlight. The ranger on reception was most helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The staff was informative and the short movie was excellent with lots of history! It was an incredible place to visit.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must-visit place when we have out-of-town guests. Visitors are allowed to walk through the ruins, really experiencing the atmosphere. Great photo opportunities as you stroll the ancient plaza. A small museum and a gift shop with various treasures are available. I suggest bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy the quiet cottonwood-shaded picnic area. A completely delightful national... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very easy to reach, especially if you are driving from Chaco to Mesa Verde. NPS staff were extremely helpful and informative. These relics/ruins are among the best in the Americas (being Peruvian and having travelled in Mexico, I argue that I know a bit about this topic). Certainly, while Chaco and Mesa Verde are more extensive and perhaps, better built,... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Right off of the 550 in Aztec you will find this 900-year old ancestral Pueblo Great House with over 400 masonry rooms. You'll also find original timbers here holding up the roof. This is one way they can date the habitation. Also there are fingerprints of the original workers in the mortar. The Great Kiva is reconstructed and, if you... More 

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Enjoyed our visit very much though it was very cold. The rangers at the visitors' centre were very helpful, there was a good film to give us some background information and the ruins themselves were more complete than we had expected. There was a good trail round the ruins and we were given a guide to explain different aspects.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Just a beautiful site to have the opportunity to visit and to learn about. The staff was polite and very knowledgeable.

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