|Address:||Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86335, USA|
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A small but interesting example of the vast number of historical sites/attractions that Arizona is world famous for (Yes, I said WORLD famous. If you dont believe me, make an inquiry into how many countries the publication "Arizona Highways" is mailed to every month). When I first moved to AZ as an 11 year old, I didnt like, actually despised this state. I was born & raised back East in the same small town my whole life, where there were actually seasons, where all of my life long friends were. I was quite upset that I was ripped away from that by my parents because they were tired of the snow. It didnt take long, however, before I was intrigued by, and grew to love, Arizona. There is just so much here, from the low deserts to Alpine forests, the terrain and the history here are unparalleled. Therefore, I feel compelled to respond to a couple of the reviews that I read here. The 1st one, although only a couple of sentences long, I had to read twice to decipher it. Grammer is obviously not the authors strong suit. A waste of time & gas money is how this person describes this beautiful, fragile example of the distant past. Sadly, he doesnt consider how lucky we are that such a place still exists. That it wasnt demolished by man or eroded by the constant barrage of wind & water. Another one several reviews down from this also stated that it was a waste of their time and actually said "I hate it"! To write a review in such a manner is just foolish and ignorant, though one cant expect much from someone whos profile picture is of a character from a childrens cartoon. Id be willing to bet that the people who consider visiting our states and nations treasures a "waste of time" can sit around for days on end & spend hundreds of dollars on mindless video games. That is, of course, a much wiser use of their time and money.
Sinagua Indians ROCK! Limestone ROCK that is! Daring (about 90ft up a sheer cliff) builders & skilled (about 90% original structure remaining over 900 years old) engineers. Easy short walk around the monument & park. It was a gorgeous day & weather when I went! Simple beauty of Sinaguas survival ingenuity of our elemental Arizona nature. A U.S. National Monument that is very well maintained & protected by the National Park Service. Kept clean & even the restroom is air conditioned which is necessary in our hot AZ weather. The staff was very helpful & knowledgeable. Pet friendly. If your pet is not animal assisted therapy dog; one of the staff members will hold your dogs leash while youre inside to pay your park fee of $10 per person or $80 annual pass (Each Annual Pass admits pass owner/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas; and pass owner + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, where per-person fees are charged. Children under 16 are always admitted free. Annual Pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation areas managed by five Federal agencies, with up to 100% of the proceeds being used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services). Than there is an outer walkway, which is the exit as well, that they will let you & your pet both pass through. One star less for not informing my sister that my mother was eligible for the Senior Pass at $10; though it is benefitting the NPS.
Located pretty close off the I-17, the National Monument is fascinating to anyone interested in indigenous cultures and their incredible architecture. However, for $10 per adult I felt that there wasnt much that the Monument provided for that price. There is a small gift shop/visitor center and a short walking loop where you can see Montezuma Castle as well as the remnants of some other buildings. It is indeed quite a view and interesting, but thats pretty much all you can do: look at it, then leave. The information in the visitor center is interesting, but you could read the same stuff on Wikipedia. If youre in the area I would suggest stopping by and seeing it for yourself (as it is very impressive), particularly if you have kids, but dont expect to spend much time there and I dont think its worth a big detour.
Sono i resti (con interventi di restauro) delle case e magazzini per i cereali usati in tempo di inondazioni dalle tribu locali degli indiani Yavapai(?)che vivevano tra i fiume Agua Fria e la meseta denominata Sinagua. Le prime notizie della valle ci provengono dal geologo spagnolo Farfan nel 1600 poi disabitata sino al 1800 sembra vi accampo il famosp ranger Kit Karson. Da visitare in un paio dore
Very, very interesting, but in order to preserve the site from destructive imbeciles, as well as wear and tear from everyone, you cant get very close. So, your imagination will run wild, trying to understand how they got their building materials up there, and what life must have been like, but if you havent seen Tuzigoot or the Well, you may have a hard time imagining what the internal architecture is like. To help with that, there is a narrated diorama of a cutaway historic view. Also, I basically never include anything as crass as gift shops in evaluating something like a sacred site, but some of the items I saw in the little museum / gift shop actually helped transport me to the sites original time. It didnt count for much, but the fact that it counted at all makes it worth mentioning.
Un parque nacional y museo en un Castillo con multitud de preguntas y cuestiones sobre su origen. El origen de que era el castillo de Montezuma era completamente falso dado que era originario de los nativos americanos. Sin embargo, la belleza de su construcción y de los parajes en la nación apache es realmente merecedora de una visita.
El castillo de montezuma es un Imprecionante lugar de ruinas istoricas que atrae a muchos turista y lugareños de la sona ya que es deslumbrante por su ini maginables estructuras acantildas es una autenntica ingenieria de arquitectura en su tiempo por sus fudadores. Montezuma castle en Az State se los recomiendo les encantara.
Well, I have the 5 stars for what happened here.. So we walk the castle, like normal, all the holes and stuff are so cool. Now understand, that this walk in a short one, so dont expect to be blasted back to the past. Anyway we get to the end, and in sadness, I sigh. Not a minute after we turned around to head back , I hear this .... This ... Music. A low flute of some sort in the distance. THIS made the whole trip worth it. That music was so beautiful, as it should be. The walk back was awesome. Someone had set up a chair at the end of the path and was playing the low flute. Echoing off the trees and the castle. Nothing sounded better than this.
Benjamin J.G. Moore
This well preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling was a quick, awe inspiring stop on our road-trip. Within 40 minutes we walked the short paved path with striking views of the inaccessible dwellings among groves of sycamores along Beaver Creek. Staff gave lively explanations and the grounds are landscaped with quintessential Sonoran Desert plants with labels explaining their significance to area cultures. Visitor center is lacking in artifacts and displays compared to Tuzigoots. For those without an Annual National Parks Pass, the $10/person admission is valid at both Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle monuments.
Came here with husband as part of our road trip, it was stop #1 and its absolutely beautiful. We came January 2nd and the weather was perfect, everything was so beautiful beyond words. However, one thing that I didnt like was that we couldnt get close to the castle, I understand its for safety reasons but it would have been nice to at least touch the walls or the side of the cliff. Besides that, it a wonderful place and all of the rangers are so knowledgeable, we randomly stopped an elder ranger and she gave us a full history as well as showed us little maps she had from years and years ago.