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Aztec Ruins National Monument

725 Ruins Rd, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
+1 505-334-6174
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Well worth the visit

UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Ancestral pueblo structures built in the late 1000's to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ranles76
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Escondido
small but nice, with really eazy access

small monument, but worth the stop. compared to the big ones in the area, this can be seen in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom N
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Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great kiva” (66 reviews)
“mesa verde” (69 reviews)
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725 Ruins Rd, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
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+1 505-334-6174
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"ancestral puebloan"
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"own pace"
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"visitor center"
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"cottonwood trees"
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"chaco culture"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Ancestral pueblo structures built in the late 1000's to 1200's. Fee eliminated recently. The visitor center has a 15-movie. This one is quite good. There is an interpretive center in the VC that takes 10-40 minutes. There is a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

small monument, but worth the stop. compared to the big ones in the area, this can be seen in a few minutes with very little extra driving or walking

Thank Tom N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Native-American ruins in the southwest of the US are magnificent, but most of them are pretty difficult to get to. The ruins in Aztec are only a few minutes from the main road, so if you're pressed for time or traveling with children these...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sandwiched between Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon, Aztec doesn't get much recognition. The Aztecs had nothing to do with it. The Native American groups that built it put a lot of thought into the design and engineering of the place. Remember that these were stone...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped after having been to Chaco and on our way to Durango. We had a picnic lunch in the park - very nice covered tables. We enjoyed the intro video and the museum exhibits. The jewels of the site are the reconstructed kiva -...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visitors center is directly in front of the ruins so it is a short 700 yard walk to see and experience these ruins. The path takes you through a series of connected rooms. Also you can enter the Grand kiva. A film introduction to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We almost passed this one up after Chaco. Glad we didn’t. So much learned in a small relaxing package.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressive national monument, much more so than the Petroglyphs National Monument which we saw later in the day. Aztec Ruins are well preserved, extremely well guided (especially when using the guidebook that the staff lent us), and devoid of crowds. It’s something worth seeing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...to witness the beauty and ingenuity of a people who built this complex communal home and then, perhaps because of drought though no one knows for sure, just walked away, every last one of them, about 600 years ago. Also humbling to learn of the...More

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy indian ruins this place is definantly worth the visit. The kids and I enjoyed our learnin experience on our visit.

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Q: What is the entrance fee? A: Entrance is $5.00 per person. Children 15 and under are free. All current interagency passes to federal recreation areas are honored and available at the site until thirty minutes before... More
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