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Aztec Ruins National Monument

84 County Road 2900 (Ruins Road)

Aztec Ruins National Monument was established in 1923 by presidential proclamation in recognition of a "ruin of great antiquity and historical interest" and "with a view to the preservation of said ruin for the enlightenment and culture of the Nation." Its boundaries were increased over the years to its present authorized boundaries of approximately 320 acres. All the lands administered by the Park--about 257 acres--fall within the City of Aztec.


Bonita Cunningham

Saturday, June 23, 2018
It's a beautiful cultural site, and a great educational and interactive place to take children. There are both staff-guided and self-guided tours, both with perks. There are often events held to celebrate seasonal occasions, holiday celebrations and more. Employees and volunteers are always incredibly friendly and helpful even outside the park. There are newer shade structures and even an annual heritage garden (full of native-to-New Mexico plants) that local volunteers provide upkeep for, allowing the community to take part in the learning and preservation of such a great resource. The park has a close property with access to a scenic bridge that if crossed will lead to the heart of Aztec. All in all the park is a great place to stop by on your way through, especially if you've got the kids and are looking for something fun and educational.

Jeff Cooper

Monday, July 2, 2018
Spectacular experience. You can actually go inside the ruin and walk through the rooms. Look up for bats! Guided tour or self tour. Quick stop or spend some time. Nicely shaded picnic areas too.

Andrew Hooper

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
A hidden jewel! The least crowded park we went to! So relaxing compared to the crowds at other parks! And we got to walk inside the ruins! Amazing!

Charles Stigger

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Amazing place. This incredible architecture aligned perfectly with all the correctly astronomical markers. The sad story is the builders of these magnificent structures were Puebloans... not Aztecs. The mistake just continues to be propagated because apparently it was misnamed by the Spanish invaders long ago and now there is no will in Congress to change the error. A must see.

Friendship Spacestation

Saturday, July 14, 2018
This place is great. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the ruins were incredible. You get to tour inside a reconstructed Kiva, which was quite awesome. The staff hands you a booklet with all the information about the ruins, you follow this as a self-guided tour. Worth visiting.

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