Spend a few hours and discover the incredible legacy of an ancient people at Montezuma Castle National Monument.
Here, history comes back to life as you witness the incredible legacy of a people who struggled to survive in the Verde Valley 1,000 years ago.
It's pretty amazing!
Here, you take on a self-guided, 1/3-mile loop trail that leads you past an incredible 5-story cliff dwelling, through a beautiful sycamore grove and along spring-fed Beaver Creek.
Its a good idea to set aside at least an hour to explore the museum as well as roaming the trails. Inside the museum kids can check out the many exhibits and artifacts depicting the lifestyle, history and culture of the Sinaguan Indians who built Montezuma Castle.
There is something great about actually being in the space you are learning about!
Ranger programs cover various topics, and are scheduled each morning at 10:30 and afternoon at 1:30.
The Junior Ranger program at Montezuma Castle National Monument is full of fun activities which help kids learn. Through this, they can be more aware of their surroundings, as well as the relationship of the environment to the prehistoric people who lived here over 800 years ago!
Just pick one up at either Montezuma Castle or Montezuma Well.
Completing the activity takes some time but the rewards are tremendous. Junior Rangers earn a shiny badge and certificate!
So get ready to step back in time and really feel what life would have been like all those years ago - we imagine quite different to your lives today!
History has never been so fun!
$10 - valid for seven days
Free for under 16s
Free admission to the Montezuma Well
The adult admission fee is good for seven days at both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments!
Don't miss the FREE NPS days, in January, April, Sept and Nov - where admission is, well, free!
They have a picnic areas on the shores of Beaver Creek if you want to take your own tasty lunch and enjoy it in the shadows of history!
Healthy Eating Make sure you take plenty of bottled water and healthy snacks for those keen kids!
Montezuma Castle National Monument is an "outdoor classroom" where kids can explore the Sinagua culture and appreciate the value of pre-historic preservation. From pre-schoolers right through high school, enjoy special ranger-led educational programs - just call to arrange!
There is a book store where you can pick up gifts, souvenirs and educational items too!
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8am - 5pm. Last entry 4:45pm. 2pm close Thanksgiving & Dec 24
7 days a week except Christmas Day and Jan 1
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