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“Painted Kiva”

Coronado Historic Site
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Painted Kiva alone is worth the $5 admission. You may only visit the Kiva with a tour guide. Tours are included with the admission price and depart on the hour. A guide is not required for anything else. The original paintings found inside the Kiva have been removed and may be viewed in the museum. The paintings have been recreated inside the Kiva. This is a pleasant stop perched on a wind swept hill above the Rio Grande. Picnic tables are available.

This is a dog friendly attraction. Dogs are welcome on the trail AND in the museums!
(Not in the Kiva of course)

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank B H
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I was fascinated to learn more about the history and culture of the Pueblo people of this area, and what they suffered under Spanish conquistadors. I am looking to learning even more on future trips.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

My group of college students visiting NM on a service trip with Habitat For Humanity was looking for a unique cultural site to visit on our free day. Local OSU alumni recommended this site as a must-see because of the unique opportunity to explore the remains of a Kiva (subterranean ceremonial structure still used by the Pueblo peoples). It's a beautiful spot to stop by and walk around, but if you have extra time I recommend walking with a docent, as they will give you much more background and tell you the true story of the place, and how it connects to history and the present.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rachel P
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

If you are considering doing a continental touristic trip, this is the state to come and visit. This historical site is very well organized (Dara organized and research by highly qualified teams throughout the years. The locals, with the advice of Native American citizens and the local government have invested to make this a valuable place to visit. The tour lady was very knowledgeable of the processes and efforts invested to preserve the heritage of the Pueblo tribes in addition to an objective history review of the Spaniard presence in today’s American territory. Clean, nice 1/4 mile hiking area along the Rio Grande river and excellent views of The Sandia mountain. Affordable, yet, with a small parking; don’t forget to ask for the Cultural Pass that enables visitors to visit other historical sites, museums and more throughout the state.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bibised
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Nice archeological site that takes you back into the 1500’s. Great tours given daily. Found out much history about this area from this site. Beautiful views of the mountains from here as well!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Effie431
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