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August 31, 2017
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold public meetings to discuss Fee Increase for Park Specific Annual Pass
Camp Verde and Clarkdale, AZ – Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold two public meetings in September to discuss a proposed fee increase to their park specific annual pass.

August 28, 2017
AWARD WINNING APACHE SILVERSMITH JERRY WHAGADO TO HOLD MONTHLY DEMONSTRATIONS AT MONTEZUMA CASTLE
Montezuma Castle National Monument will host monthly demonstrations by two-time award winner of the Santa Fe Indian Market “Best in Show”, Jerry Whagado.

July 20, 2017
HOW DID MONTEZUMA CASTLE GET ITS NAME
Have you ever wondered how Montezuma Castle National Monument got its name?

June 02, 2017
YOUTH ARTISTS WANTED FOR 2018 ANNUAL PASS COVER CONTEST
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments would like to invite young artists to get creative in our parks!

May 25, 2017
CAMP VERDE MAYOR CHARLIE GERMAN TO PRESENT SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM AT MONTEZUMA CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT
On Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 10 a.m., Camp Verde Mayor, Charles German will present a short program entitled, “The Greatest Generation” in honor of his service to our country.

May 01, 2017
Pavement Preservation Project and Park Closures
A pavement preservation project will be taking place at Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot over the next several weeks. For the most part, construction will reduce traffic to one lane with a pilot car controlling traffic.

March 21, 2017
MONTEZUMA WELL IN SEARCH OF VOLUNTEERS FOR TRADITIONAL USE GARDEN
Montezuma Well has reestablished their traditional use garden and is looking for a few regular volunteers to help keep it maintained on a weekly basis.

March 16, 2017
BIRD WALK TIMES CHANGING AT MONTEZUMA WELL AND TUZIGOOT
Bird Walks at Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument will be moving to 8am in April and May to accommodate the warmer weather. Bird Walks will be on a summer hiatus and will resume in the fall. 

February 01, 2017
FULL STEAM AHEAD - VERDE VALLEY SCI TECH AT NATIONAL MONUMENTS
The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) held annually in February and March.

January 02, 2017
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MLK DAY OF SERVICE AT MONTEZUMA WELL
Join park rangers at Montezuma Well on Monday, January 16th from 11 am – 4 pm for Martin Luther King Day. To honor Dr. King, many organizations around the country are offering opportunities to serve others.

December 29, 2016
Verde Valley National Monuments to Offer Fee Free Admission on 10 Days in 2017
There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments in 2017! The parks will offer free admission to all on 10 days in 2017.

December 28, 2016
Verde Valley National Monuments Celebrate NPS Centennial Accomplishments
As the National Park Service embarks on its second century of service, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments are celebrating the significant accomplishments of its centennial celebration and engagement with the Find Your Park / Encuentra Tu Parque initiative.

December 27, 2016
Scheduled Maintenance at Montezuma Well Will Result in a Partial Closure of Main Trail
Maintenance workers at Montezuma Well expect a partial closure of the main loop trail. The trail from the irrigation canal (outlet trail) to the parking lot (return trail) will be closed for a full day on January 11th, 2017 to conduct hazard tree removal operations.

December 15, 2016
VERDE VALLEY NATIONAL MONUMENTS TO BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY
Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot National Monuments will be closed on December 25th, 2016.

December 15, 2016
WINTER MAINTENANCE OF MONTEZUMA WELL IRRIGATION CANAL TO BE CONDUCTED THROUGH MID JANUARY
Maintenance workers at Montezuma Well will be diverting the water to the ditch at the outlet area for the month of December through mid-January, and access will be limited.

November 04, 2016
MONTEZUMA CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT TO CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY
Montezuma Castle National Monument will host a Veterans Day Ceremony in partnership with The Verde Valley Marine Corps League.

October 18, 2016
Montezuma Castle to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month
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.

October 06, 2016
Arizona Rough Riders at Montezuma Caslte
On Saturday, October 22, 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" of the Spanish-American War of 1898.

 

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.

 

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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