We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Montezuma Castle National Monument

2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-3322
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 196.83*
and up
Private Tour of Five National Monuments in Arizona from Sedona
More Info
USD 129.00*
and up
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One Day Tour
More Info
USD 129.99*
and up
Day Tour to Sedona Red Rock Country and Native American Ruins from Phoenix
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cliff dwellings” (141 reviews)
“short walk” (100 reviews)
“easy walk” (40 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-3322
Write a Review
Reviews (1,762)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

341 - 350 of 1,762 reviews

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Montezuma Castle as part of a trip to visit historical places in Arizona. The entrance museum was quite informative, and also had a cute gift shop. The site itself was interesting and historic, however, there isn't a lot to do or see. The...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Our family loves National Parks/Memorials. This park is small and takes no more than an hour. The interpretive trail and visitor center gives you a feel for the way the native Americans lived in the 13th century. One of the most interesting pieces was the...More

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We found this a little disappointing. It's $10 each to get in and it's little more than a 30 minute excursion. It is quite impressive, but not a huge amount to see

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stopped in..was really dissapointed we didn't get to go inside the castle..ha..but it was neat to see! Just a short walk from the parking lot!

Thank jessicaw08
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Really cool ancient dwelling built into the side of a mountain. Note: you cannot go inside (unlike Mesa Verde, where you can climb ladders to access the cave dwellings) which was disappointing. But still really cool to read about (they have a visitor center with...More

Thank buckeyenut2000
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It was a short walk back to the castle in the mountain. Grandson earned national park badge here. Very interesting history

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had not planned to visit this, but as we were close .. we couldn't resist. It was a great sideway visit and very interesting. If you are in the area, this is a great attraction. The information presented gave a fantastic insight into the...More

Thank Sean P
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I am a resident of Camp Verde, AZ and can see Montezuma castle from my house. So I am quite familiar with it having taken many friends and family members there when they visited us. This is a small national monument and its chief attraction...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

wow, no pack animals, all by hand and we talk about a long day working in the yard !!! Very well worth the trip and seeing this fantastic true wonder. Easy walk from the parking lot that all can do.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Our group loved Montezuma's Castle. The history of the people living here was so interesting and amazing. You could almost feel like you are back in the time; weaving baskets, collecting water from the nearby stream, hunting rabbit, climbing the ladders to the the openings...More

Thank Jackie V
Nearby Restaurants
El Patio Bar & Grill
99 reviews
3.87 km away
Verde Brewing Company
365 reviews
5.38 km away
Nikki's Grill
43 reviews
3.92 km away
Thanks a Latte
154 reviews
5.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
1,175 reviews
7.08 km away
Jim's Trading Post
9 reviews
4.15 km away
Fort Verde State Historic Park
254 reviews
5.41 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
sabina h
We fly out of Phoenix Sunday evening. I was wondering if we could do Jerome and Montezuma's Castle in about 4 hrs. Do they let you up into the castle?
3 June 2017|
Answer Show all 12 answers
Response from pompy51 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled from Prescott and did not stop in Jerome, but we did the castle and the well in about 2-2.5 hours. And you cannot go up into the castle. Walking tours stopped when geologists deemed it unsafe.
Hi. How long did you spend there? Thank you
24 January 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Silvia M | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes
Nathan L
How much time should I allot for my trip to Montezuma's Castle? We have a long trip that day and I am curious if it will take more than an hour or two. We only plan on walking the main path, maybe taking a handful of photos, and probably just breezing thru any visitors center/museum.
26 August 2016|
Answer Show all 12 answers
Response from mlc317 | Reviewed this property |
We were there for about 30 minutes- it's only a 2 minute walk to get there and there are a few trails.