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A great Museum, Sites Spread Out for Miles

Canyon of the Ancients really has two parts. A great museum created from the archaeology efforts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edwardsville, Illinois
Great museum

Such a great museum. Very very cool. Many displays and informative and educational things to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liz S
Provo, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Canyon of the Ancients really has two parts. A great museum created from the archaeology efforts ahead of building a nearby reservoir and scattered ruins across a very wide area, one source says 275 square miles. Most of the sites are quite small. The museum...More

Thank Washburns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great museum. Very very cool. Many displays and informative and educational things to see and do. Staff was super helpful with helping us plan out other places to visit too.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was driving through this area for business and was completely unaware that this kind of history existed in the US. I figured you had to go to Europe for this kind of history. There are numerous sites to see. it is all amazing. And...More

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since we were doing our swing through National Parks we decided to do a National Monument as well. We were in on Durango we decided to give it a go. This was a bad idea. If we had known that it would have been easier...More

1  Thank GKBrash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monument is spread out over many areas and has many ancient pueblo sites to see and explore. We saw them all and although similar they are also different. Such an interesting part of southwestern history.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Well worth the time to sit and watch the two short movies in the small theatre. Respectfully done and informative. The museum is well laid out and flows easily. The temps were in the 90's the day we visited to we did not wander for...More

1  Thank mcc-inc
Reviewed 16 September 2018

By far, one of the nicest museums and a great way to start your exploration of the area. Must do Hovenweep and Mesa Verde; each took us a full day.

1  Thank MichiganTeacherMom
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The Anasazi Heritage Museum is one of the best, so go there and see the exhibits. But don't dare miss some awesome stops out on the land. Lowry Pueblo is a must see, no matter what. Then explore more of the ruins and take a...More

2  Thank DavidLou
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I LOVE THIS PLACE! Visited Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park at the end of August. It was nice and cool. There was a thunderstorm one night which was cooling since we were camping in the San Juan forest 30...More

1  Thank Janet R
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Beautiful red rock scenery without as many people as Mesa Verde yet has numerous small ruins. Short distance down hwy heading towards Utah is one place to access---Sand Cyn

1  Thank tornillo2015
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24 April 2018|
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Response from MidwestTraveller89 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it does. We were driving a compact car when we visited, but if you look at the Heritage Center on Google Earth you will see several large RVs in the parking lot.
11 October 2017|
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Response from Q4766HGsusans | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other answers - you could do fabulous hikes for a week, or spend three hours at the Anasazi Museum, which is a great place. I would recommend your choosing the number of days and go to the Museum first; their... More
Richard B
16 May 2017|
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Response from Joelle B | Reviewed this property |
Where we went, not at the visitor's center in Delores, there were clean, large bathrooms and picnic tables. Not crowded, we were the only ones there. The area is all dirt and there are no assigned parking spaces. The... More
4 November 2016|
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Response from jannelupita | Reviewed this property |
the road to the parking lot in McElmo canyon is paved. to get to the trailed at the top of the canyon it is dirt, as mention above.