Casa Malpais Archaeological Park & Museum, Springerville

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Casa Malpais is an ancient pueblo from the Mogollon Culture, built and occupied between 1250 and 1340 AD. The site contains a Great Kiva, solar calendar, 50-60 room pueblo, and an ancient staircase that, when ascended, takes you up on the rim of the shield volcano that created the lava flow the site is located on. Labeled the "fissure pueblo" by Frank Hamilton Cushing in 1883, it has numerous means of tracking the sun, and is truly a remarkable site for its time.

Visitors to the museum will enjoy many of the artifacts that were excavated in the early 1990's, as well as a film about the site that features Hopi and Zuni elders that talk about how their culture relates to the site.
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  • October 2, 2017
    very interesting and a beautiful view. Enjoyed the video and the free water. Also did some damage in the gift shop!!  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    The museum has a nice selection of local information and artifacts and is gateway to the ruins after which it is named. Here you can view artifacts from the dig and a video on this remote site abandon...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    The museum has a number of artifacts from the site as well as the general prehistoric culture residing in the area. An introductory film is shown in the small museum which is worth the time to watch B...  more »
  • June 9, 2017
    Great learning experience. The history is surprising. It was quiet and we had the place to ourselves. The service was fantastic. A must see if you're in the area.
  • June 18, 2017
    The tour is amazing. My boy really enjoyed it and even managed to learn something.
  • April 12, 2017
    Just pk

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