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Day Tour to Sedona Red Rock Country and Native American Ruins from Phoenix
"To be true to the area's rich history the Sedona single day tour gives you a chance to explore ancient Native American civilization.You'll visit either the ruins at Tuzigoot National Monument or Montezuma Castle National Monument. At Tuzigoot National Monument you’ll see the remnants of one of the largest pueblos built by the Sinagua between 1100 and 1450 AD - it consisted of two stories and 110 rooms. Montezuma Castle National Monument is the most easily accessible best preserved and arguably the most spectacular cliff ruins in North America. You'll see an impressive 20-room 5-story structure built into the recess of a white limestone cliff about 70 feet (21 meters) above the ground. Before heading back to Phoenix you will also visit The Chapel of the Holy Cross an iconic Catholic chapel built into the mesas of Sedona Arizona and Bell Rock
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Verde Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride
"We fly most mornings at sunrise weather permitting. Our meet time is generally about ½ hour before sunrise. We begin by meeting you at the either at the Java Love Café in Sedona or the Wal-Mart in Cottonwood whichever is closer to you. From there we transport you to our launch site which is about a 20 minute drive from Sedona. Once at the launch site we will inflate the balloon and fly about 1 hr. We launch about ¼ mile away from the Verde River. If the winds are just right the Pilot may be able to maneuver the balloon over the water possibly skimming the surface. Even though we can’t guarantee it many times there is wildlife in and along the river that you can see. Then
From $175.00
 
Taste of Jerome Wine Tasting
"First we’ll stop in historic Old Town Cottonwood for a visit to Pillsbury Wine Company. Sam’s tasting room features a warm and inviting lounge atmosphere which is perfect for wine enthusiasts and newcomers to experience a true taste of Arizona wines. Hear all we’ll visit Passion Cellars our newest AZ Wine Tasting room in Jerome! Jason Domanico is the owner of Passion Cellars and head winemaker with fields in Wilcox AZ.Continue on to your last wine tasting with a fabulous view as well as wonderful wines - Cellar 433. Here vigneron John McLoughlin doesn’t just own a winery his Dragoon Mountain Vineyard near Wilcox
From $125.00

More Things to Do in Tuzigoot National Monument

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Tuzigoot - Legendary Hopi Home

Tuzigoot National Monument is a fairly well-preserved 110-room, 2-3 story pueblo ruin built by the pre-Columbian Sinagua peoples. According to Wikipedia, "The Tuzigoot Site is an elongated complex of...
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The Mingus Mountains

The Sinagua obtained minerals for jewelry and trade goods from the nearby Mingus Mountains. Many years after they abandoned Tuzigoot settlers came to the area and dug many mines in the mountains to...
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Repairing the Ruins

The ruins require constant work to stabilize the walls and repair damage due to weather and other destructive forces. The rangers use a variety of more modern tools but they try to make the repairs as...
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Why Did the Sinagua Settle Here?

The Sinagua chose this location for the pueblo because it was located near the fertile land of the Verde River Valley. This land was ideal for growing crops and the water from the river also attracted...
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Plaza Area

On one side of the Tuzigoot Pueblo is a flat open area that was used as a plaza. This plaza was a gathering area for the vilagers and was used for the preparation of food. In the middle of this plaza...
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Additions to Tuzigoot Pueblo

The pueblo required constant upkeep to repair damage from weather or time. As the community grew, additions were made to the original pueblo. At its peak, Tuzigoot housed around 225 people. Most of...
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Rooftops

The rooftops of the rooms were flat and served as additional living space. The breezes and open air of the rooftop must have been welcome during the hot summer months. The rooftops served as places...
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Life Inside the Pueblo

This is the interior of an early room in the pueblo. The room frequently had a hole dug in the corner where the family would keep an earthen jar of drinking water. Entrance was gained by a ladder that...
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Visitors Center

Your first stop at Tuzigoot National Monument will be the Visitors Center. Here you can get park brochures and any souvenir needs you may have (like postcards for your VT friends). They also have a...
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See the Sinagua Ruins at Tuzigoot

Sometime around 1000 AD the Sinagua people built a large pueblo on the edge of the Verde Valley. They built an agricultural based society here and established hundreds of miles of trade routes with...
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Hands On - Grinding Stones

Ok, we got the biggest kick out of our son. He waited very patiently to use the grinding stone because some other little girl was playing with it. It is located within an actual room that you can...
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Enjoy the fuana

This is Cane Cholla (Opuntia spinosior) This cacti is a plant you don't want to be upfront and personal with. It is a very common plant in this area. So when you are hiking, climbing or just generally...
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Views From Tuzigoot

This not alone just a beautiful monument, but the views from the top floor Pueblo afffords you 360 views of the whole surrounds area. Cottonwood, Clarksdale, and you can even see the red rock of...
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Tuzigoot National Monument

Tuzigoot is Apache for crooked water. They were a prehistoric people called the Sinagua who built these pueblos and lived in them from around 1125 and 1400 CE. They benefitted from farming, good...
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