Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, Mesa Verde National Park

The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum is an archaeological museum in Montezuma County, Colorado. Situated within Mesa Verde National Park, it is one of the main features of the Mesa Verde Administrative District, a National Historic Landmark since 1987.
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Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum Reviews
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  • A really good museum in Mesa Verde National Park. It show a good film of what is in the Park and great Pueblo ruins next door. A good gift shop too.  more »
  • Criticizing this museum is like criticizing grandma's attic: it's old, it's dusty, it could really use a makeover, but it's the only museum in this part of the park. Don't miss it!  more »
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  • I've been seeing this place in history books and encyclopedias since I was a child. I have to say I wasn't disappointed. Once you visit this place you kind of get a better understanding of why the natives may have chosen this spot. Above the canyon there's literally nothing but desert. The canyon floor offered water and protection. I'm really glad I got to mark this off my bucket list.
  • This museum was awesome. And wow a blast from the past both literally and pun intended. It seems as if nothing has been updated in there since the 70s. The fonts, imagery, etc. It was exactly how you picture National Park brand from back in the day. The amount of content they had was awesome and it explained all of the sites you get to witness so well. I liked this museum as much as I liked exploring the actual park.
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