Mesa Verde National Park Sights

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Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum Review

This is an excellent first stop for an introduction to Ancestral Puebloan culture, as well as the area's development into a national park. Exhibits showcase original textiles and other artifacts, and a theater plays an informative film every 30 minutes. Rangers are available to answer your questions, and there's also a sign-in sheet for hiking trails. The museum sits at the south end of the park entrance road and overlooks Spruce Tree House. Nearby, you'll find park headquarters, a gift shop, a post office, snack bar, and bathrooms.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Park entrance road, 5 miles south of Far View Visitor Center, 20 miles from park entrance, Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330
  • Phone: 970/529–4465
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Jan.–early Mar., daily 9–4:30; early Mar.–early Apr., daily 9-5; early Apr.–mid-Oct., daily 8–6:30; mid-Oct.–early Nov., daily 8–5; and early Nov.–late Dec., daily 9–5.
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  • Location: Mesa Verde National Park
Updated: 10-02-2013

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