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A Must-see in Northern Chihuahua, Mx

Paquime is a very important archeological find & they have done a fabulous job with the maintenance... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Great site & museum

Spent a wonderful morning walking around the ruins & museum. Museum is first rate! Great selection... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Signal Hill, California
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Casas Grandes, Mexico
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Paquime is a very important archeological find & they have done a fabulous job with the maintenance of the ruins, and the self-guided trail. The signage is in English & Spanish. The museum & visitor center are also top-notch. If you enjoy visiting Indian ruins,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Spent a wonderful morning walking around the ruins & museum. Museum is first rate! Great selection of Mata Ortiz pots at gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LJC309
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This one of the unknown sites in the Mesoamerican archaeology. We've heard of the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas but Paquime is unique. This was a city made through migration of ancient mesoamerican people and vanished a 100 yrs before the Spaniards came to Mexico. Definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Located near Nuevo Casas Grandes, about 200 KM into the Mexican State of Chihahua from NM, this magnificent pre-Columbian settlement is open to the public. See large ruins and full size buildings in tact at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the original pens where...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MontanaCraig
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had the pleasure of visiting this site about which we had read a good deal. The Museum is state of the art, has a wonderful scale diorama of the settlement (dating from ca. 1250-1450 CE with a population of some 5,000), beautiful displays of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I've had many trips and taken many friends to Casas Grandes and Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua. The area is very prosperous and safe for visitors who come from all over the world, especially from US, Japan and France, due to exhibitions of Mata Ortiz ceramics in...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank simon2amigo
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The ruins of a once prosperous city, major trading center. The cultural center has many artifacts on display. Well worth a visit. Our guide demonstrated the acoustics of the main area. Impressive.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank J S
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Interesting to know how this Pre-Columbian culture was a well organized civilization and had commerce with the people on the Pacific as well as other tribes in what is now New Mexico and Arizona. Great engineers that had running water all days and able to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Fabian P
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