• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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Additional Resources

For additional educational resources to share with your students, click on the links below.

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Mesa Verde Museum Association (MVMA) Bookstore

The Mesa Verde Museum Association offers a 10% teacher discount in their stores or through mail order. You can also browse their online bookstore, then call them at 1-800-305-6053 to place your order and request the teacher discount. They also offer wholesale pricing on publications purchased in quantities of 25 or more (for use as textbooks, for example).

Two small images - Current view of Spruce Tree House and historic photo of Cliff Palace
Mesa Verde Website Image Collection is a selection of low resolution images seen in the header (top) image on many of Mesa Verde pages. Useful for student reports.

Did You Know?

Zia Corn Dance

Descendants of Mesa Verde Ancestral Puebloans include the Hopi in Arizona, and the 19 Rio Grande pueblos of New Mexico: Taos, Picuris, Sandia, Isleta, San Juan, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Nambe, Tesuque, Jemez, Cochiti, Pojoaque, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, Laguna, Acoma, and Zuni.