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!