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Montezuma Castle National Monument

2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-3322
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This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.
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2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a very interested person in prehistoric pueblos this is a good place to visit. Sadly impossible to get close to the ruins so they are viewed from afar. Good placard explanations along the short walk and an informative small museum area. Recommend, but I...More

Thank fossil1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Montezuma Castle monument is a great place to stop, and learn about this historic site! Lovely area to walk around.

Thank DSpad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time at Montezuma’s Castle in Montezuma’s well very cool thing to do on a day off with your children. Lotta history lotta fun

1  Thank laurascoob
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I made a quick stop here to check it out. There isn't a ton to see but it is definitely very interesting. Would recommend checking it out!

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were driving from Tempe to Sedona when he saw a sign for montezumas castle and well. He decided we should stop even though I was not too excited of losing more time in Sedona but man I am soooo glad we...More

1  Thank sheets89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice visitor center. Great stop on your way to Sedona. Easy, well maintained walkway to the site. Parking can be a bit challenging, but not too bad. The monument is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. It raises more questions, than answers them....More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just off the 17 and well worth the visit. This is a South Sinagua site where hunters and gatherers utilized the local resources to live in this green valley. The size of the castle and the lush area are worth a short visit.

Thank ribo522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Montezuma Castle is small National Monument of cliff houses from about 700 years ago. They stopped allowing people to enter them in the 50's but they are still neat. They do have a model of how peple used them, which was nice. It has a...More

Thank Dianne19464
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little stop on our travels from Phoenix to Sedona. Only took about an hour or so to walk through.

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

30 minutes drive south of Sedona. Quick stop. There is restroom and friendly staffs at visitor center.

Thank Nadeerza
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6 October 2017|
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Response from cazzykel | Reviewed this property |
I spent between 1-2 hours there (I also like the indoor exhibits). We did not have chance to visit Tuzigoot.
Julia P
22 September 2017|
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Response from SnapDragonfly | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a gently slipping walkway that would be appropriate for a walker though. The "ruins" are not extensive and the path is quite short.
sabina h
3 June 2017|
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Response from pompy51 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled from Prescott and did not stop in Jerome, but we did the castle and the well in about 2-2.5 hours. And you cannot go up into the castle. Walking tours stopped when geologists deemed it unsafe.