Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde

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A cliff dwelling built by the prehistoric Sinagua people, Montezuma Castle National Monument took three centuries to complete. The dwelling has five stories and 20 rooms, giving it its castle-like appearance. View the dwelling from the lookout point below, then learn about the Sinagua culture and history in the visitor center near the viewing platform. There you will discover that the name of the attraction developed thanks to a misinterpretation by early settlers who thought that the Aztec leader Montezuma had something to do with its construction. Find out how to plan Camp Verde trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • The attraction here is the trail along Beaver Creek from which you can observe and photograph the cliff-side buildings of the ancient peoples. There is the four-story apartment house along with 150 pu...  more »
  • Drove down to see the castle monument and were not disappointed, the roads to it were good, the National monument was in good condition and the walk was not difficult and you can take your time, the c...  more »
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  • Very beautiful. Best time of year to visit perfect weather. The sound of the water in the creek just added so much to the atmosphere. Plan on going back. Even enjoyed the drive there.
  • This is a great stop for anyone with kids. The walking trail is fully paved and wide which was great for our stroller. There are a lot of places to stop and rest in the shade. The park rangers were all very friendly and had a scavenger hunt for the kids to do on the trail which made it extra engaging for them.

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