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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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To visit Balcony Palace is not for the faint of heart but it is well worth the effort. You enter by climbing a very large ladder and the edge is never very far away. But while... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greg F
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To visit Balcony Palace is not for the faint of heart but it is well worth the effort. You enter by climbing a very large ladder and the edge is never very far away. But while you're there you see 700 year old timbers holding up exquisitely carved bricks that have the original mortar between them. You see the soot... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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210 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you had time for only two things to do at MVNP, it would be the ranger guided tour of this house or the Cliff Palace and spending time at Park Point Overlook. Get your timed ticket at VC and note the precautions for the journey to and back. It was an amazing experience and so informative and well worth... More 

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Thank Phil143
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bus ride and accompanied tour was comfortable and very informative. Every cliff dwelling and Kiva was incredibly interesting and it is breathtaking to actually be walking inside them firsthand. A must do if you are in the area. Balcony house was probably my favorite cliff dwelling. But a quick warning! The balcony house tour requires steep climbs and tall... More 

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Thank Reis S
Colorado
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124 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the only house open to the public when we went to Mesa Verde. It was a totally amazing experience. You must get a ticket at the visitor's center to go on the Ranger-guided tour, which is the only way you can visit this house. Go soon!!!

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Thank monighan
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167 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the museum your first and watch the movie. Take the Mesa drive and Cliff House stop. Provides the background. The Balcony House tour is excellent. The two climbs will test your challenge of heights, but well worth it. A must.

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Thank Jeff R
virginia
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a nutshell the tour of Balcony House in late April was the best tour I have ever had. Our tour guide was Jan and she had so much passion and excitement. She shared many stories of the Native Americans and their customs and religious ways. It was fantastic and it lasted longer than the one hour limit. I highly... More 

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1 Thank Bankslover
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this tour through the ruins of the cliff dwelling called Balcony House. It was the only one open in early May but more open Memorial Day weekend. Our guide was David Nighthawk, who was absolutely wonderful. He was very informative, polite and happy at all times. We felt very fortunate to have him as our guide. The... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an awesome experience. Don't let the ladder up to the cliff dwelling scare you. It looks difficult and scary but well worth the climb!!! It's amazing to be up in one of the dwellings!

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Colonial Heights, VA
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77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ticket-only, ranger led tour should not be attempted by anyone afraid of heights or not capable of climbing a 60 foot ladder. The ranger did a great job talking about pueblos in general and this particular structure. The climb to the ruin, and the climb to the top was great fun.

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Thank truck06
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can actually tour this ruin. It is not easy to get down to but once you get there you will be glad you did.

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