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Mesa Verde National Park Travel Guide: 229 reviews and 547 photos
Mesa Verde National Park successfully straddles the domain of National Park and Native American site better perhaps than any of its formidable competition. While this is in part due to an amazingly well-preserved and intricate group of cliff dwellings it is also a credit to good management in the presentation of these assets. It leaves visitors with not only a better understanding of the life of the people who built and lived in them but also an appreciation of them as part of an American culture we can all be proud of.
Through interpretive displays throughout the site, in a well-conceived museum and a series of ranger-led group walks and evening programs, the visitor comes away with a good idea and feeling for those who called this fascinating place home. The cliff dwellings themselves are fun to explore, fascinating to see, and are perfect photographic fodder when the sun sinks low in the sky. If one can only visit one Native American site, a case for Mesa Verde National Park can surely be made when it comes to an educational user-friendly experience.
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