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Montezuma Castle National Monument

Built into towering Arizona limestone cliffs, Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well are two of the best-preserved glimpses into ancient life in southeast America. Near Arizona’s Camp Verde they are easily accessible and worthy of a significant hike and an entire day of exploration.

Montezuma Castle once served as the multifarious living quarters of the intriguing Aztecs, a culture that continually fascinates historians and archaeologists. There are over twenty rooms within the makeshift building, an impressive five story complex. When you consider the primitive means of construction Aztecs were afforded, Montezuma Castle becomes a triumph over the harsh Arizona natural world.

Montezuma Well is a more recent addition, channeling local wells as early Aztecs may have in ancient times. If you are visiting Arizona, Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well are two attractions that you absolutely cannot miss.