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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  • Years ago we had been to the Aztec Ruins NM. Actually long enough that I'd pretty much forgotten the specifics of the site. We decided since we were traveling through, we'd visit again. Wow! What a pl...  more »
  • We’ve been to a lot of Ancestral Puebloan ruins in the Southwest, but this is the only one with a fully reconstructed, beautiful Kiva. It was really wonderful... history came alive! There are nice sha...  more »
  • Great place to see Native American Indian ruins. Very easy to do a self guided tour with the video in theatre in less than 2 hours. Kids will love that they can walk through doorways in the rooms.
  • Easy, free, and informative place for kids, and really everyone, to learn about the history of this area. You get to literally walk inside the ruins and get a sense of what it would have been like to live at that time. Super friendly staff and nice picnic area (wish we had brought our lunch).

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