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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
+1 928-567-3322
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Always wanted to visit this place so it was wonderful if only for that reason. However, you cannot get as close as it appears in many pictures. Take a camera with a zoom and binoculars to really get a good look at the castle itself....More

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped here on the way to Sedona. Signs well posted off highway to lead to the monument. $10 pp to view the monument. Easy walk from the parking lot to the viewing site. Well preserved castle and a great look back in time. Not sure...More

Thank Maverick1904
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took a pleasant drive up here from Scottsdale as I had missed out several times while visiting Sedona. A little over 100 miles/ less than 2 hours from Scottsdale to experience this interesting place of native history. Just 5 min from the I-17 exit 289...More

Thank Valogreeneyez
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

With a local friend as our guide, we visited the Montezuma Castle archeological site on a near-perfect day in December. Our visit began with a tour of NPS Visitors Center, which was informative and well done for the most part. But two of the exhibits...More

1  Thank Dale H
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to pay to get inside. We had a park pass, but I'm torn on whether to recommend this site if this is the only park you will see or you are getting/already have a park pass. The structure is impressive, but it's the...More

Thank Rudy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent just over an hour walking around. It is very interesting and also very peaceful. I really liked the Indian flute player - his music enhanced the atmosphere greatly. It is amazing what these people accomplished so long ago.

Thank Donna0614
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is a little over half an hour of a scenic drive South of Sedona AZ. You’ll park and then stop off at a National Park office (and souvenir shop) on the way in and the entry cost for the 4 of us was...More

Thank EBJ3855
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful history. Only down side, the young man who greeted us, was quite rude. Nice gift shop, not too expensive

Thank Gummie224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this stop at the castle. It is a quick visit that can be used to fill a few hours while in Sedona. We went here at the end of a day in Sedona, after a Jeep tour and shopping. Enjoyed reading about the...More

Thank W876AYmatthewl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A display at the visitor center says “Preserving the past for the future”, and they have done a wonderful job at it. It’s a short loop on a nicely paved road with ample shade, where we get to see the castle and some neighboring dwellings....More

Thank PrajJ
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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.