Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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Facility:Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Description:From AD 850 to 1250, Chaco was a hub of ceremony, trade, and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area--unlike anything before or since. Chaco is remarkable for its multi-storied public buildings, ceremonial buildings, and distinctive architecture. These structures required considerable planning, designing, organizing of labor, and engineering to construct. The Chacoan people combined many elements: pre-planned architectural designs, astronomical alignments, geometry, landscaping, and engineering to create an ancient urban center of spectacular public architecture--one that still awes and inspires us a thousand years later. Tip for your Trip: USE THEIR DIRECTIONS -- some GPS directions tell you to use roads that aren't safe for regular cars. Their directions are here: http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/directions.htm
A D D R E S S
Address 1:PO Box 220
Address 2:
City:Nageezi
State/Province:NM
Zip Code:87037
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:The park is open everyday from sunrise to sunset. The Visitor Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The park visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day, in observance of these holidays, but the park's roads, sites, trails and campground will remain open.
Admission:$8/vehicle; free with national parks pass
Telephone:(505) 786-7014
Website:http://www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm
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Ginger, Co-op Member
This is a great place to visit, especially if you are learning about Aztecs or early Indians in New Mexico. It is well preserved and you can see some awesome examples of astronomy that ancient cultures explored and knew about.

TWo comments to be aware of: First it is very very cold there in November if you are spending the night. Second, the roads are bumpy and can get horrible if it rains and it will take you longer to get there than you anticipate.
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