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This Castle Is One Of The Oldest Houses In Arizona And It Is Still Standing

Just this past weekend, Arizona construction crews unearthed some ancient (and more recent) artifacts of life in the Phoenix area before it ever became a major metropolitan area. While some things are hidden away from human eyes, others are more visible than you think. Buildings that date back centuries—and in some cases millennia—are spread out across Arizona’s land but we’re going to focus on one building that has a rich history and a misleading name.

Wow, it’s amazing how much history you can find in just one little area of the state! Montezuma Castle National Monument is located about two miles outside Camp Verde via Montezuma Castle Road. You can find its location on Google Maps by clicking this link. You can find more information about the national monument by visiting the National Park Service website.

Want to read more about Arizona’s incredible history that stretches back millennia? Read about some select locations you can visit in These 12 Unbelievable Ruins In Arizona Will Transport You To The Past.

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at mspencer@onlyinyourstate.com.