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January 06, 2016
Day of Service Events at Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument
Rimrock, AZ – All National Parks are fee free on Monday, January 18, 2016 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day. The public are encouraged to treat the holiday as “A Day On, Not A Day Off”. The National Park service will host Day of Service activities from 1p.m. to 4p.m. at Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument.

December 15, 2015
Montezuma Well Outlet and Irrigation Ditch Closure
Camp Verde, AZ – Over the summer, the retaining wall below the outlet trail was determined by park staff to be unstable and therefore unsafe for our visitors and staff. Since then, we have been working with park and regional staff to come up with potential treatment options and costs for repairing the area.

November 19, 2015
Bird Walks at Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument
Beginning in December of 2015 and continuing through March of 2016, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument will be hosting bird walks.

October 21, 2015
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to Commemorate 2015 Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Events
Camp Verde, AZ - In honor of Native peoples’ contributions to American culture, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will host special events each weekend in November to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month. Native Americans have added to every area of endeavor in American life. They built North America’s earliest cities, domesticated its first crops, and developed its earliest great civilizations. Countless Native people have served in our Armed Forces and have fought valiantly for our country.

October 14, 2015
Arizona’s “Rough Riders” To Commemorate Theodore Roosevelt’s Many Accomplishments
Camp Verde, AZ - On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona’s all-volunteer “Rough Riders” during the Spanish-American War of 1898.

October 13, 2015
Western National Parks Association to host Kachina House at Montezuma Castle
The owners of the well-respected Kachina House in Sedona will be at Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde, AZ on Saturday, October 17th. The event, sponsored by Western National Parks Association, will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

September 17, 2015
Star Party at Camp Verde High School Hosted by the National Park Service and Astronomers of the Verde Valley
Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma Castle National Monument and Astronomers of the Verde Valley will be hosting a star party on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, at the Camp Verde High School football field. This will be a free event where visitors can explore the night sky through high powered telescopes. We will have members of the Astronomers of Verde Valley on hand to interpret the cosmos and answer questions about our brilliant desert night skies. This event will be from 7:00pm-9:00pm with a special kids program at 7:30pm.

September 15, 2015
National Parks And Monuments Fee-Free For 2015 National Public Lands Day
Camp Verde and Clarkdale, AZ - National Parks throughout the country will waive entry fees on Saturday, September 26, 2015, in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

August 21, 2015
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments Welcome 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative
Camp Verde and Clarkdale, AZ - Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments invites all 4th grade students to visit the parks for free, as part of the White House’s new “Every Kid in a Park” program. Starting September 1, 2015, 4th grade students can now go to www.doi.gov/everykid to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

August 19, 2015
Montezuma Castle Evening Flute Concert
Camp Verde, AZ – On Saturday evening, August 29th, 2015, the National Park Service invites the public to Montezuma Castle National Monument for an Evening Flute Concert with Tewa-Hopi flute player and guitarist Ed Kabotie.

August 17, 2015
National Parks And Monuments' Fee-Free For Founders' Day
Camp Verde and Clarkdale, AZ – National Park Service units throughout the country will waive entry fees on Tuesday, August 25, in celebration of the National Park Service turning 99.

July 31, 2015
Montezuma Well Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event
Rimrock, AZ - The Southwest Monarch Study and the National Park Service would like to invite the public to sign up for a unique volunteer experience! We will be catching, tagging, and releasing Monarch Butterflies so we can learn more about these delicate creatures.

July 29, 2015
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments to Host Two Volunteer Recruitment Fairs in August
Camp Verde, AZ - The National Park Service welcomes and encourages local area residents to learn about its Volunteer Program by attending one of two programs. The first Volunteer Fair will be held on Friday, August 14th, at Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde, AZ. The second Fair will be held on Friday, August 28th, at Tuzigoot National Monument in Clarkdale, AZ.

July 24, 2015
Archaeologists To Discuss Flintknapping And ‘Life In The Pueblo’ At Montezuma Castle
Camp Verde, AZ - Southwestern archaeologists Kathryn Kamp and John Whittaker will demonstrate the art of flintknapping and discuss “Life in the Pueblo”, at a book signing Saturday, August 1, at Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde, AZ. The event, sponsored by Western National Parks Association, will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon with overviews of basic flintknapping techniques at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

July 17, 2015
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot Will Increase Entrance Fees Beginning August 4, 2015
Camp Verde and Clarkdale, AZ – Starting on August 4th, 2015, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will increase entrance fees for visitors in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the parks.

July 17, 2015
An Evening with the Night Creatures of Montezuma Castle
Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma Castle National Monument would like to invite the public for an evening with our night creatures. The monument will be open from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Friday, July 31, 2015. This will be a free event.

May 06, 2015
Junior Ranger Day Camps Summer 2015
Camp Verde, AZ: Montezuma Castle National Monument is pleased to announce three Junior Ranger Day Camps at Montezuma Well and Montezuma Castle National Monument.

April 15, 2015
Local Teachers Sought for its Summer 2015 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program
Camp Verde - Montezuma Castle/Tuzigoot National Monument is pleased to announce an opportunity for two local teachers to infuse their teaching skills with NPS-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education resources.

March 16, 2015
O’odham Artist Royce Manuel to Demonstrate Traditional Agave Fiber Arts and Technologies
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – Royce Manuel of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale, AZ., will demonstrate traditional agave fiber cordage and other indigenous technologies Sunday, March 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montezuma Castle National Monument.

 

October 25, 2010
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments to Waive Entrance Fees on November 11
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will be joining national park units around the country as they waive entrance fees on Veterans Day in recognition of current and former service men and women.

 

September 13, 2010
Montezuma Castle Visitor Center Is 50 Years Old
To commemorate its upcoming 50th anniversary in 1966, the National Park Service initiated a 10-year program in 1956 to prepare it to meet the demands of the next 50 years. Dubbed "Mission 66", this effort gave birth to the visitor center, as we know it today. Fifty years ago this month, U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater cut the ribbon dedicating Montezuma Castle National Monument's new state of the art visitor center, a facility that was built as part of this initiative.

 

August 12, 2010
National Park Service Announces New "Green Ranger" Program for Kids at Montezuma Well
The National Park Service will be starting a new youth program called the "Green Rangers" targeting kids around the ages of 9-12 to learn about native plants and habitat restoration at Montezuma Well. Kids will be working with park natural resource staff to plant and collect native seed and help weed invasive plants in the Native Pollinator and Hopi Garden areas at Montezuma Well.

June 8, 2010
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments Present Two Special Programs on June 10
The National Park Service will be presenting two special programs on Thursday, June 10, as part of the Verde Valley-wide Festival of Native American Culture. Both programs will be free to the public.

 

June 3, 2010
Admission to Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments Free the Weekend of June 5 and 6
In celebration of America's great outdoors, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will be joining national parks and wildlife refuges around the country in offering free admission to the monuments on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6.

 

June 2, 2010
Navajo Code Talker Commemorates Memorial Day at Montezuma Castle National Monument
"I was wondering about all those boys on the beach and thinking about their parents", said retired Marine Master Sergeant Dan Akee, relating his experience as a Navajo Code Talker during World War II.

 

May 13, 2010
Summer Junior Ranger Camps to be Held at Montezuma Well
This summer, Montezuma Castle National Monument will be holding its Second Annual Summer Junior Ranger Camps at Montezuma Well in Rimrock, AZ. Join a National Park Ranger for an exciting four-day learning experience at the Montezuma Well unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument.

 

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