Tuzigoot National Monument This week's National Park Getaway

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Date: July 6, 2011
Contact: Ed Cummins, 928-567-3322 x227

National Park Service News Release
July 6, 2011

Contacts: Ed Cummins, Tuzigoot National Monument, 928-567-3322 x227, e-mail us
Elise Cleva, NPS Headquarters, 202-208-6843, elise_m_cleva@nps.gov

Tuzigoot National Monument

This week’s National Park Getaway

– This week, the National Park Getaway series of travel articles takes you to Tuzigoot National Monument, where an ancient pueblo crests a ridge above the Verde River. The pueblo was once a commercial center where residents traded with people from far away for exotic merchandise.

Today, Tuzigoot National Monument is still a place to find exotic and valuable things. The pueblo itself originated over 900 years ago. As you explore the rooms and rooftop, history surrounds you. You can continue to investigate the distant world of centuries ago in the park’s museum, which displays artifacts from Tuzigoot and other sites in the area that have been excavated.

Another wonder of the park is not historical but natural. Tavasci Marsh lushly interrupts the desert with green grasses and water. The mountains beyond the pueblo appear reflected in the marsh’s pond.

To learn more about Tuzigoot, visit www.nps.gov/getaways. Look to the upper right of the same page to access an archive of the over 100 previous articles in the Getaway series. These texts introduce places where visitors can connect or reconnect with nature, history, family, and friends.



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