Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec

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.

Park entrance is $5.00 per adult. Admission is free for children 15 and under. The entrance pass is valid for seven days. Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, and Volunteer passes are honored. Some educational institutions are eligible for a fee waiver. For more information go to Your entrance fees help pay for a variety of park projects, such as trail renovations, plumbing replacement, roof repair, and more.

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  • This another gem presented by the NPS. It is easy to find and has a large parking lot out front of the visitor center, which is very well done and run. The building and the exhibits inside are...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at the Aztec Ruins. After checking out the exhibits and movies in the Visitor's Center, we took our time and wandered around the ruins, which were very...  more »
  • This is a tribute to our Pueblo ancestors. It is very sacred and has been well preserved. Presenting the historic as well as the religious side of these ancestors. One of the few places that is truly as described. A must see experience. If you miss this one you'll be sorry.
  • Amazing preservation! It's one of the best examples of native American construction still intact. I'm always impressed. The expanded teaching areas and exhibits are very well done.

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