Looking to explore a piece of America's history? Plan to take a trip to Aztec Ruins National Monument. It's a great place to spend a day.
Aztec Ruins National Monument takes families on a walk through history to experience the lives of the Pueblo people in ancient times. The Pueblo people were deeply spiritual and formed intense connections with the heavens. Their architecture reflects their intensely held beliefs, and many of their temples, outbuildings, and monuments still exist today as a link between their unique culture and practiced religion.
The Aztec Ruins National Monument pays homage to the Pueblo people's deeply held beliefs that the positioning of their earthly dwellings and idols must be properly aligned with the cosmos and their unique calendar of holidays and seasons. The Aztec West great house pays tribute to this through its alignment with the sun's location during both summer and winter solstice yearly.
In addition to providing a glimpse into ancient Pueblo history, the area also boasts of some excellent hiking opportunities and the rare occasion to see unusual species of plant and animal life indigenous to the region. The climate is quite moderate in this region, experiencing neither intense highs nor extreme lows.
For the chance to explore some of America's rich culture, a trip to Aztec Ruins National Monument is in order. You'll have a great time and learn lots too.