Mesa Verde National Park Sights



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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