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    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum Exhibit Area Temporarily Closed

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Date: February 3, 2011
Contact: Sue Johnson-Erner, 970-529-4612

On Wednesday, February 2, 2011, the Fire Suppression System in the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ruptured causing the park to close portions of the exhibit areas. The museum lobby, diorama area, and auditorium will remain open for public visitation. Park entrance fees will be waived from February 7 to February 16 while repairs are made to the building.

The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional information may be obtained by calling the park's main information line at (970) 529-4465.


Did You Know?

Cliff Palace in the snow

Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park. It has 150 rooms, plus an additional 75 open areas. Twenty-one of the rooms are kivas, and 25 to 30 rooms have residential features. The number of Ancestral Puebloans living in Cliff Palace at any one time was 100 to 120.