Travel Back To 1150 CE By Visiting New Mexico’s Very Own Bandelier National Monument

If you’ve always wanted to know what life was like for ancestral pueblo people in New Mexico, satisfy your curiosity by planning an outing to Bandelier National Monument. From 1150 CE through 1550 CE, this national park was home to pueblo people – nomads who settled in New Mexico because of its ideal climate and landscape for gathering food.

Due to an extreme drought, the ancestral pueblo people were forced to leave their home of 400 years. However, remnants of their community remains for visitors like you to explore. So, when you check out Bandelier National Monument, be prepared to be “wowed” by the impressive structures and tools built by the former habitants to provide shelter and gather food.

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To plan your time travel adventure, visit the National Park Service’s site for additional information about Bandelier National Monument.

Have you visited this incredible place? You’re more than welcome to tell us all about your experience in the comments! You can also suggest your other favorite attractions here in our home state on our nomination page.

Address: 15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA