Prescott History & Museums: Montezuma Castle in Arizona

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Montezuma Castle National Monument

Nestled into the side of a canyon for over 1,000 years, Montezumas Castle is a 20-room building that once housed the local Sinagua people.

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  • An easy day-trip from Prescott. 
  • Great opportunity to get a better appreciation of those who settled in the Arizona desert over a thousand years ago. 
  • Keep an eye out for local wildlife!

What can I see/do at Montezuma Castle? 

  • History: Walk on the very same earth that the earliest inhabitants of the area walked on. 
  • Sight-seeing: Take in the beautiful surroundings around you, from the limestone cliffs to the deep canyons and blue skies. 
  • Wildlife: There is plenty of wildlife to be seen in these parts – just be careful that one of the animals you see isn’t a rattlesnake, which do inhabit this area.

Where is Montezuma Castle?

It is located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Highway, in Camp Verde. To reach the monument, head up Highway 69 out of Prescott, take a left onto Interstate 17, head north until you reach Exit 289. Turn left on Montezuma Castle Road.

When is the monument open?

Year round from 8am-5pm. Closed on Christmas Day.

How much does it cost?

Admission into the monument runs $10 for individuals 16 and over, and is free for those under 16.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Contact the monument directly at 928-567-3322. 

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