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Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center

Montezuma County, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Travellers talk about
“national park” (32 reviews)
“first stop” (11 reviews)
“park visit” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Montezuma County, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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+1 970-529-4465
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"national park"
in 32 reviews
"first stop"
in 11 reviews
"park visit"
in 4 reviews
"mesa verde"
in 49 reviews
"the cliff"
in 44 reviews
"nice exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"main sites"
in 2 reviews
"balcony house"
in 25 reviews
"tour tickets"
in 11 reviews
"junior ranger booklets"
in 2 reviews
"your bearings"
in 2 reviews
"great place to start your visit"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 10 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 2 reviews
"valuable information"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 2 reviews
"speed limit"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved coming into the Research Center after a long hike. the exhibits were very engaging & explained lots of what I'd seen. The staff was very knowledgeable & helpful. And although not designed for this purpose, it was a great place to shelter during the...More

Thank karen0rchid
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Reviewed 1 week ago

arrived early one morning in hopes of getting tickets to go on some ranger guided tours of the ruins. we arrived around 8:30. get there early! we were able to get tickets for that day. the ranger set us up perfectly so that we went...More

Thank Humphiedoodle
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ranger was full of information and the gift shop had some great little items. There are not a lot of exhibits inside but they are well worth the stop to see.

Thank DEMTexas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice overview of the visit. Come here FIRST to get your tickets to main sites for ranger led tours. Only way to get anywhere near the main sites, summertime tours book up fast and tickets only be purchased in person for up to 48 hours...More

Thank TravelinSuz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about the visitors' center is the gift shop. It's extensive and quite nice. There are a few displays on the cliff dwellers but nothing extensive. There's a ticket booth for park ranger tours of the ruins but if you expect to buy...More

Thank Bruce W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful visitor center. It's the best place to get tickets to the three ranger led tours, cliff palace, balcony house, and long house. Get there early to get tickets. Outside there are nice exhibits about the people and the overall sites. It...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This visitors center is really cool. It is located near the entrance to the park which is convenient if you want to buy tickets ahead of time. I think you can get your tickets up to 2 days in advance. My kids also got their...More

Thank Mikez428
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mesa Verde visitor and research center has a lot of information about the history of the area. The staff was very helpful

Thank Glenda M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This should be your first stop if you are visiting the National Park. All of the information about the park is here. There are exhibits explaining the history and you make your reservations here for the tours. So planning your visit of Mesa Verde National...More

Thank davidfW9546PB
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Stop here to get information about Mesa Verde and also make cliff dwelling tour reservations. As of July 2018, the tours are $5 per person which is extremely reasonable considering the park has to main these invaluable archeological ruins. If you have a national park...More

Thank Brandon H
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8 November 2016|
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Response from DEMTexas | Reviewed this property |
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.
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