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Aztec Ruins National Monument

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Address: P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410
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+1 505-334-6174

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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Very Interesting Ruins But Not Well known

These old Puebloan ruins date back to the 11th and 13th century and are located near the twon of Aztec , near Farmington in North West New Mexico.They are quite extensive and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These old Puebloan ruins date back to the 11th and 13th century and are located near the twon of Aztec , near Farmington in North West New Mexico.They are quite extensive and interesting and visitors can stroll through and over the old structures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cool place with amazing history. Dating back to 1000-1200s there are many buildings to see. It's a small area but well worth a look. The visitors center also has plenty of artifacts and a 15 minute movie

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure there is the large and impressive Mesa Verde ruins not too far up the road in Colorado, but this much smaller site of historic Puebloan dwellings is a great uncrowded way to be introduced to regional ancestral sites.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an ongoing excavating site of the Aztec Ruins. The structures have been unearthed and some have been renovated for conceptual history. There is a walking path for handicap individuals that is flat and wheelchair accessible. Many of the housing structures are still under rubble, but there is much to see. The newly renovated Info center is well done... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aztec Ruins National Monument preserves important Ancestral Puebloan architectural structures and engineering achievements. The place has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The staff at the visitor center were extremely nice, informative and friendly. There is a small admission fee to see the site, but it is free for holders... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our trip out west, we had planned to visit Mesa Verde, however after it was randomly closed, we decided to see the Aztec Ruins outside Farmington, and it paid off! Our guides, Ranger York and Ranger Dietrich had an amazing knowledge on the subject, and I personally learned a lot! The ruins are well-preserved, and fairly easy to navigate... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 15 January 2017

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 16 December 2016 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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