We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone Number:
+1 928-567-3322
Website
Today
08:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Description:

This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story...

This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$117.00*
and up
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One Day Tour
More Info
US$129.99*
and up
Day Tour to Sedona Red Rock Country and Native American Ruins from Phoenix
More Info
US$155.00*
and up
Sedona Day Trip from Phoenix

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,575 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 798
    Excellent
  • 522
    Very good
  • 146
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Fascinating historical monument

This national monument is set up so well. After going through the visitor center one walks along a nice wide sidewalk to view the ruins and information given along the way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Annetta M
,
Prescott Valley, Arizona
Add Photo Write a Review

1,575 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,487: English reviews
Prescott Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This national monument is set up so well. After going through the visitor center one walks along a nice wide sidewalk to view the ruins and information given along the way. Besides them one can enjoy a picturesque view of the high desert. There are a few picnic tables for use in this peaceful environment. When one exits the area... More 

Helpful?
Thank Annetta M
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unlike the Grand Canyon and Sedona, this is an area that not many people hear about, but it's well worth the visit. It's great for families teaching their children about the history of our country and native cultures. It's also just gorgeous to look at and realize that it's stood for 800 years facing the harshest of weather. We are... More 

Helpful?
Thank AJD50
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This national monument is very interesting to look at, you could actually visualize life here, so long ago. The grounds are very pretty, and the gift and information shop are well equipped with rangers and people to help with any question about the area. This is a great pit stop to stretch your legs and enhance your knowledge of Arizona... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ro G
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Literally right off the highway when you are heading from Phoenix to sedona. Amazing what these people built back in the day!!

Helpful?
Thank cgr566
Villars-sur-Ollon, Vaud, Switzerland
Level Contributor
61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This national monument is extremely interesting as it illustrates the life of the native Americans in the since the early 1100's. If passing by well worth the trip.

Helpful?
Thank Anders G
Eagan, Minnesota, USA
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is not inexpensive to visit ($30 for the family), but it is probably one of the best examples of cliff dwellings in the area. You can't get into the actually buildings, but the views are incredible, along with a nice small museum/gift shop. Along with this site, see Montezuma's Well, and V-Bar-V for a great day. Finish it off... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Zachary M
Phoenix
Level Contributor
37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our visit to Castle Montezuma, both myself and my wife were looking forward to exploring the area. We had visited earlier on a trip home from Flagstaff and Williams. We stopped by and decided to come again. Looks like it was a great idea. The area is just really cool in the winter time. Looks like a Sleepy Hollows... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bill C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my kids to see what life was like hundreds of years ago. Montezuma's Castle is a National Park located near some of Camp Verde, Arizona's best dining and gambling. Family friendly and and great views.

Helpful?
Thank Anthony M
Somerset, Kentucky
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the picture of Montezuma Castle gives the impression of being a building or two in a cliffside, the park does an excellent job of explaining, with signs along the way, the living conditions, farming practices, and community life of the early civilization in Arizona. Even the landscape shrubs and trees are labeled to show their importance and use by... More 

Helpful?
Thank Trip1ad
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
168 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an easy stop from Phoenix to Sedona and the Cliff Dwellings were easy to see (closer than others on our trip) and in a beautiful area. There are places to sit along the paved trail and see the sights, the dwellings, the river, a diorama, and learn about the local plants. (Don't brush against the prickly bushes!) Our... More 

Helpful?
Thank MySheWasYar

Travellers who viewed Montezuma Castle National Monument also viewed

 

Been to Montezuma Castle National Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Montezuma Castle National Monument and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Montezuma Castle National Monument staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?