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“Educational, Beautiful, and Interesting”

Wupatki National Monument
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Ranked #6 of 111 things to do in Flagstaff
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Owner description: Explore this fascinating ancient pueblo, located near the San Francisco Peaks, which once housed almost 100 members of the Anasazi and Sinagua tribes.
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We found the Wupatki National Monument to be very interesting, educational and the landscape surrounding the ruins is beautiful. When you tour the Sedona/Flagstaff area, there are various ruins that you can visit. It is interesting to learn of different trade routes, customs, and tribes and to see how they relate throughout the region. Walnut Canyon, Montezuma's Castle, Tuzigoot ruins, etc. Wupatki had some of the largest, well maintained ruins in the area. I highly recommend visiting as a solo traveler, family, or as a couple.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

CLEAN RESTROOMS! Reconstruction of a village with housing structures and religious elements. Visitors center displays Indian artifacts and history. There is no shaded areas on the walkways so bring sunscreen and water. A nice side trip off 89 if you are going to/from the Canyon via the East entrance. Also on this Road is the Sunset Crater National Monument

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The pueblos are a marvel of engineering, given the harsh environment and lack of water and it's fascinating to read about the people who built these homes. It's easy to imagine how awed people would be, coming upon these huge pueblos after traveling through the deserts. The visitor's center is highly informative and there is a booklet to take as you walk around the ruins to explain the different uses of the rooms and areas. Well worth the drive out there, plus you get to see Sunset Crater and you get views of the Painted Desert.

Thank RYC88
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were driving to the Grand Canyon North Rim when my daughter announced that she needed a toilet break. We were right by a sign for Wupatki National Monument. I had never heard of it, but a sign said there was a toilet 4 miles down the road, so we headed in. We never found that toilet, but we passed right through the National Monument and found a vault toilet on Forest Service land at the Doney Picnic Area by an old volcanic cinder cone. I would have liked to explore that area a little more, but we did not have time. On our way back to the highway, we stopped at the old Pueblos called Nalakihu and the Citadel. We were enchanted by the site. It was a totally unexpected highlight of our trip. If we ever go back to that area, I will plan to spend more time there. I will also pay the entrance fee next time. I apparently drove in the back entrance was totally unaware that there is a fee.

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

If you like history, this is s great park. Drive through the park & stop at several pueblo ruin sites. The park is very well organized & has good information. It's hard to imagine people living on this land with so little water.

Thank Carolyn G
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