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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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+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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Really great spot to observe some history. Love how maintained the area is, provides viewers with a unique experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really great spot to observe some history. Love how maintained the area is, provides viewers with a unique experience.

Thank Kris C
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place, much easier to get to than Chaco Canyon, 10 Miles from Bloomfield. Good parking facilities, good access to the visitor centre and the ruins themselves. You can purchase a guide book or borrow one from the visitor centre, this book describes all the various buildings and things you will see, each building has been given a... More 

Thank William M
Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch the video before you go out to tour the grounds. The park ranger will give you a laminated sheet of paper, take it because it helps explain what you are looking at outside. The video does a horrible job explaining the area but it does explain the man who found the area called the Indians Aztecs, found out they... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aztec Ruins National Monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site about a half an hour north of Farmington, New Mexico. The Pueblo buildings date back to the 11th and 13th Centre, and one Kiva is a reconstruction to show what archaeologists believe to be the original structure. Interpretive material is available to better understand and reimagine the lived experience on... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really on the tourist routes but well worth your time to find. Large ruin with great trails and easy access. The kiva is large and well done - the grounds are interesting and a great guidebook is given for you to follow. Very interesting, and a great find.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not heard of this place nor had seen it in any guidebook but I was touring and spotted it on the map and decided to make a short detour. It was well worth it. Not Aztec of course but Pueblan indians. But very extensive and well preserved ruins that gave a really good feel for the way in... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This relatively small national monument preserves important ancient Puebloan architectural structures. No wonder it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You enter this park through the visitor center. The ranger we talked to, was very friendly and provided very useful information. Start with the introduction movie and then take some time to browse through the museum. Then take... More 

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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Aztec about 15 years ago on our first visit to the south West. We have always wanted to come back and we glad we did so in February. the grounds are gone, and it made the visit a relaxed enjoyable experience. if you have an interest in native american history this place is a must.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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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