City of Aztec, New Mexico

City of Aztec, New Mexico
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City of Aztec, New Mexico
Aztec is located in northwest New Mexico on four-lane U.S. 550, 16 miles south of the Colorado/New Mexico border, 180 miles north of Albuquerque. Major towns nearest Aztec include Durango, Colorado (36 miles north) and Farmington, New Mexico (16 miles southwest). It is best known for the Aztec Ruins National Monument (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), lake and river recreation, 300-plus natural sandstone arches and windows, motor speedways, historically registered structures, festivals, celebrations and Aztec Pioneer Village and Museum and world-class mountain biking.
Aztec offers a variety of lodging options, including several budget-minded motels and a recently constructed major-chain hotel.
Food aficionados will relish the variety and quality of breakfast, lunch and dinner in Aztec. The city’s cuisine ranges from sumptuous regional specialties to deliciously authentic Asian.
Visitor Center
The city’s Visitor Center, located at 110 North Ash Avenue in Aztec, New Mexico, will provide souvenir Welcome Bags with local information for your bus group. To order Welcome Bags, phone (505) 334-9551 and mention “BTM Offer” when making reservations.
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Business Phone Number: (505) 334-9551
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Aztec Ruins National Monument:
At Aztec Ruins, visitors step back in time as they walk a short, self-guided trail through a 900 year old ancestral Pueblo Great House. The park integrates the perspectives of archeologists and modern Native American peoples into a trail guide that can be purchased for $2.00. Also on-site are a visitor center with museum, 15-minute video, picnic area and bookstore. One to two hours is recommended for these activities. Park hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day; advanced reservations are requested. The entrance fee is $5 per adult. The park accepts cash, credit cards and business checks with EIN number or tax ID number. America the Beautiful pass holders, children and bus drivers/tour directors are free. The park easily accommodates groups of 50 or more with a pick-up/drop-off area and free bus parking just west of the visitor center. All groups will receive an orientation from a ranger when they arrive. Visitors must stay on the marked, self-guided trail. Off-trail traffic is damaging to the fragile archeological resources.
Address: 725 Ruins Road, Aztec, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 334-6174
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Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village
Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village welcomes bus tours. Prior notice is required for all tours. Step-on guides are provided by the Museum if requested in advance. Admission is $3 per person, payable on site, with driver’s/escort’s admission fee waived. Temporary bus parking for unloading passengers is available in front of the Museum on Main Street. Buses may enter the west gate of the Museum grounds and park while the tour is conducted and pick up passengers at that point. There is no charge for parking. 
Address: 125 N. Main in Aztec, New Mexico

Phone: (505) 334-9829
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Urban Rebel Historic Walking Tours welcomes all tour groups.
Take a step back in time to the early days of Aztec. On this guided walking tour you will be led past historic architecture and be regaled with stories from Aztec past such as, the site of the last “Legal Hanging” in the state of New Mexico. Learn about Aztec’s history and legends from your tour guide complete in period dress.
Address: 208 S. Main, Aztec, New Mexico

Phone: For Reservations call (505) 360-1467
Other guided walking tours available on request.
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