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Aztec Ruins National Monument

P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
+1 505-334-6174
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Intriguing Anasazi ruin, partly rebuilt

The Aztec National Monument helps visitors to get some understanding of the life and living... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
St Helens, United Kingdom
wonderful walk-up Anasazi ruins

This is a hidden gem in Aztec, New Mexico. The ruins are beautifully preserved, with walking paths... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
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Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.
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  • Average3%
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P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
+1 505-334-6174
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Aztec National Monument helps visitors to get some understanding of the life and living conditions of the ancient Anasazi people. The site's staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. One can descend into the partially underground rooms and walk through the above ground buildings, which...More

1  Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a hidden gem in Aztec, New Mexico. The ruins are beautifully preserved, with walking paths right near each house. You can walk into some of the ruins, and it is amazing to see so close!!

Thank monighan
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit the Aztec Ruins with my daughter. Named for it's location in Aztec, NM, not the tribe, it was a very educational afternoon. Built by the Ancient Puebloens, these ruins are three stories high. T-shaped doorways and outer walls that...More

Thank Tripflipper75
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The ruins consolidated everything we had learned from books and a visit to Chaco Canyon. The exhibits were very comprehensive.

Thank Kathe R
Reviewed 11 May 2017

While this monument may not be as well-known as nearby Canyon de Chelly or Mesa Verde, it is well worth the visit. In early May, my tour group pretty much had the place to ourselves, and it's possible to walk through as well as around...More

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a wonderful facility. The visitor center had a decent exhibit and small gift shop. The loop trail through the facility was great, ducking through doorways and going room to room was a great experience. There were several school groups during our visit that...More

Thank truck06
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Aztec Ruins National Monument is a well cared for facility that adds to the mystique of the Chacoan Indians around the AD 900-1200 period. It seems that they built the pueblos here before moving on to Colorado. Building codes here are different than those...More

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is definitely the largest and most complete ruins I have seen so far. A world heritage site worth visiting. The self guided tour comes complete with a plastic coated map, supplied by the park after paying for admission, full of descriptions and points of...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The park is adjacent to the quaint and friendly town of Aztec, NM. Plenty of free parking. The exhibit hall is modern and well done. There is a souvenir shop. The ruins are larger than I expected, but it is an easy walk for just...More

1  Thank William W
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We visited Aztec Ruins after spending much of the day at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. Although we thoroughly enjoyed Chaco, we felt a more intimate relationship with Aztec. It's a lovely, peaceful location on the north edge of Aztec, New Mexico. When we were...More

Thank rmp231
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Jim C
what are the hours and cost of the park.
4 March 2017|
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Response from Howard4094 | Reviewed this property |
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
Are you open on July 4?
4 July 2016|
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Response from TheDurangoChef | Reviewed this property |
Open today