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All reviews national park first stop park visit mesa verde gift shop the cliff research center nice exhibits tour tickets balcony house mountain driving interesting museum worth a stop great information on display native americans buy tickets
I was passing through and on a bit of a time crunch so I just stopped at the visitor center and not the rest of the park. Very clean but a bit small and little history compared to others that I've been to. In retrospect...More
There's not much to see here in the way of exhibits. There's a small -ish gift shop, but the main reason for stopping here (apart from the toilets), is to purchase tickets to visit the cliff dwellings pick up park maps.
This was a great way to gain an insight into the life of the Pueblo before visiting the park. Be aware that the full extent of the Park is about 20 miles and 45 minutes from the Visitor Center so ensure that you arrive early...More
A short stop at the visitor center gave us a good idea what to expect.
Right before entering the park, you can park your trailer, trailers are not allowed in the park.
We decided not to book paid visits with a ranger because of our...More
Lots of information about Mesa verda the view from the picture window is amazing of the Mesa Research and museum in the visitors center is great. Loved the pottery and the info. It is amazing that the people lived here
We went to Hovenweep, Aztec Ruins, Chaco, and Mesa Verde this trip. All offer a different and unique perspective of the Pueblo Indians during various time periods. They were all worth the time spent.
We drove to Mesa Verde on October 19, 2018. We were...More
Like all National Park Visitor Centers, this one was nice....however, the personnel may not have been as friendly as we have experienced in the many other National Parks we have visited.
Definitely need to view the "movie" on the park....well done.
If you have the time and are driving by the Information Center has a few exhibits. If no tours are available and none of the dwellings that you can tour yourself are open either then I would not take a detour to visit.