• Montezuma Castle's prehistoric dwelling

    Montezuma Castle

    National Monument Arizona

Field Trips

Start with our fee waiver page to help get you and your parents into Montezuma Castle (and Tuzigoot!). A variety of opportunities are available to educational groups visiting the park.

Please be aware that regularly scheduled ranger programs, and ranger availability change with the seasons. You may also want to share information about our youth programs with your students; we offer both summer and school year activities.

Planning ahead and preparing your group will help make the park visit a memorable and fun learning experience for you and your students. Check out our our Suggestions for A Successful Field Trip to have the best field trip ever!

Did You Know?

Visitor climbs ladder to MOCA in 1946

Up until 1951 visitors climbed a series of three ladders to enter the dwelling at Montezuma Castle National Monument. That same year Interstate 17 was completed and visitation skyrocketed. Concerns for both safety and the structure (which is 90% original) led to the removal of the ladders.