• Montezuma Castle's prehistoric dwelling

    Montezuma Castle

    National Monument Arizona

For Kids


The National Park Service Junior Ranger program, developed in the early 1960s, has since grown to serve nearly 330,000 children annually in 286 Parks.

Junior Ranger booklets are available free of charge for children up to 14 years of age. By completing the activities in the booklet and reciting the Junior Ranger Pledge, kids are awarded a special badge that identifies them as official Junior Rangers for both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments.

Be sure to ask a park ranger at the Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well visitor centers for further details on the program and to receive your free booklet.

A national online Junior Ranger program, called Web Rangers, is available to people of any age at www.nps.gov/webrangers/

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.