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Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Address: 2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
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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.

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We bought the $80 annual pass earlier in the week so this castle was free! Well sort of... we took a leisurely stroll in the mostly shaded area below the castle and throughly... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
Clara O
Granada, Spain
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Granada, Spain
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We bought the $80 annual pass earlier in the week so this castle was free! Well sort of... we took a leisurely stroll in the mostly shaded area below the castle and throughly enjoyed the loop walk around the grounds. The audio display half way round was informative and helped bring the place alive if only in our imagination of... More 

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Moro, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I've been here a few times previously but always want to show it to new people on my road trips. We were lucky and received free entry to celebrate National Parks Centennial Week. It's an easy walk, educational and enlightening.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

interesting little stop off. Dwellings built into the rock face. Easy to walk round the paths. wont take too long. Gets very very hot in the summer. You can buy a multi ticket here for this and other attractions which is worthwhile having.

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New Albany, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

After visiting Montezuma' s Well, we made or way to this Pueblan Castle. Wow!! Easy stroll listening to birds and an older gentleman playing Native American flute music. The view of the castle was tremendous.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

In my opinion $10 per person is a little steep. Even taking it slow we were in and out at around an hour. Short little walk to see a few of the cliff dwellings. But interesting none the less to see how they built homes and survived back in those days.

1 Thank Richard H
Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde, Arizona is easily accessible from the interstate 17 - just 45 minutes south of Flagstaff and 90 minutes north of Phoenix. It's a wonderful up close viewing of a 1,000 year-old legacy of the Sinagua people and is probably the best preserved. This spectacular dwelling is 5 stories high with 20 rooms set... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

A native american home built in the rocks/canyon. It's impressive to see and there are many signs explaining their culture. I went on 4-29-16 and there were researchers with ladders on it and I found that to be distracting so maybe call ahead if you want to avoid that. It probably took about 30min to read the signs and look... More 

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Murphy, Texas
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

This was a nice easy trail out to view the cliff dwellings. It's scenic and I enjoyed seeing native plants along the trail as well as a few Summer Tanagers in the trees. These dwellings were constructed here around 800-900 years ago and the visitors center has more info about the Sinagua people who lived there. The only downside is... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in the lives of early American peoples this is the pkace for you. You will get a great experience in the lives of the hunting and gathering people who lived in the Verde Valley of Arizona. At Montezuma Castle you'll see a great example of the cliff dwellings where the Southern Sinagua lived. Five stories up... More 

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Andover, MA
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Amazing structure built high up against the walls of the cliff. Imagine the challenge for these ancient local inhabitants to (1) build the dwellings and then (2) live in the elevated community above the flood plain on a daily basis, long before Columbus ever left Spain for the east coast of the US!!! Montezuma Castle is not nearly as large... More 

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