Indiana Jones and Laura Croft may be fictional characters but we know of a few spots that'll make you feel like a real explorer. There are many ruins in Arizona filled with ancient cliff dwellings and houses that you should see at least once in your life. Plus, it will make for a great trip with friends.\nMany of the ancient dwellings below allow you to get a glimpse into the past. For example, Montezuma Castle was one of four sites to be deemed a National Monument because of its historical and cultural significance.\nFor many years, it was open to the public but due to an excessive amount of damage, the ruins are only available to see from a distance.\nThey were built by the Sinagua people between 1100 and 1425 CE. Many of these ruins will make the history buff within you very happy and you can even see a few of them up-close.\nMontezuma Castle\nPrice: $10 per person aged 16 years and older\nAddress: Camp Verde, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: This historical site is filled with cliff dwellings, pueblo ruins, and pit houses.\nView this post on Instagram #MontezumaCastle National Monument protects a set of well-preserved dwellings located in Camp Verde, Arizona which were built and used by the #Sinagua people, a pre-Columbian culture closely related to the Hohokam and other indigenous peoples of the southwestern United States, between approximately 1100 and 1425 AD. The main structure comprises five stories and about 45 to 60 rooms and was built over the course of three centuries. A post shared by Penelope Fox (@penelopefoxart) on Sep 17, 2019 at 9:08am PDT\nWebsite\nCanyon de Chelly\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Chinle, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: This site was occupied for almost 4,000 years before the Puebloans left in the mid-1300s for better farmland.\nView this post on Instagram I'm always in awe when being so close to history #nationalmonument #canyondechelly #dineh #respecthistory #chinle #visitarizona A post shared by SianA'dventures (@sianadventures) on Dec 29, 2019 at 3:15am PST\nWebsite\nTonto National Monument\nPrice: $10 per person\nAddress: 26260 N AZ Hwy 188 Lot 2, Roosevelt, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: You can walk through these ruins for a weekday trip with friends.\nView this post on Instagram Tonto National Monument was inhabited by the Salado people who were farming people named for the Rio Salado (which is the Salt River today), which flows through the valley. They established permanent apartment-style residences by constructing clay walls in shallow, naturally caves within the hillsides. Ranchers and soldiers discovered the ruins in the 1870s, and in 1907. Major features of the monument in the Lower Ruin, consists of a 16-room ground floor with some second-story rooms to accommodate a whole group of people. Shown in the photo is a portion of the Rooms. #funfactfriday #tontonationalmonument #arizona #az #abc15 #fox10phoenix #12news #3tv #cbs5az #swdiscovered #visit_arizona #visitarizona #explorearizona #southwest #westbysouthwest #ruins #ancient #archeology #discoverarizona #exploringarizona #azphotographer #capturearizona #explore #see_arizona #usa #travelusa A post shared by Cassell (@cassyarchphotography) on Jun 14, 2019 at 8:41am PDT\nWebsite\nPalatki Heritage Site\nPrice: Red Rock Pass $5 per person\nAddress: Forest Road 795 Sedona, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: This dwelling also has beautiful rock art from 1150 to 1350 A.D. Plus, there are three different trails you can explore.\nView this post on Instagram Scorched Remains A post shared by Robby Sewell (@robby_sewell) on Aug 25, 2018 at 6:09am PDT\nWebsite\nKinishba Ruins\nPrice: Admission included in museum fee of $5 per person\nAddress: 127 Scout Street, Fort Apache, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: You can tour the museum and then visit the ruins before you go. It's a 400-500 room Mongollon great house presumably built between 1250 and 1350 A.D.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Daniel Acuña (@daniel.acuna2) on Jul 7, 2017 at 2:25pm PDT\nWebsite\nTuzigoot National Monument\nPrice: $10 per person aged 16 years and older\nAddress: 25 Tuzigoot Rd, Clarkdale, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: This hilltop village was built by Sinagua people around 1000 A.D. The 110 room house also included second and three-story structures.\nView this post on Instagram Like a little maze... . . . . 📸: @myflyboxphotos A post shared by am•AZ•ing (@am.az.in) on Oct 27, 2019 at 7:47am PDT\nWebsite\nWupatki National Monument\nPrice: $25 per vehicle\nAddress: 25137 N Wupatki Ln, Flagstaff, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: You can sign up for an overnight backpacking trip to explore the park and see rock art and ancient architecture not open to the public.\nView this post on Instagram Beautiful day at the Wukoki Ruins inside of Wupatki National Monument ☀️ —————————————— #chazdonelsonphotography #nationalmonument #nationalparks A post shared by Chaz Donelson Photography (@chazdonelsonphotography) on Aug 9, 2019 at 5:42pm PDT\nWebsite\nWalnut Canyon National Monument\nPrice: $15 per person\nAddress: 3 Walnut Canyon Rd, Flagstaff, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: A prehistoric culture known as Sinagua occupied this region from 600 A.D. to about the 1400s.\nView this post on Instagram Imagining what life must have been like when the Hopi lived in these pueblo long ago in the Walnut Canyon of Flagstaff, AZ. I draw so much inspiration from traveling, especially for my writing. Follow along @reverseyourprayerpoetry to read what I’m writing these days. #writer #wanderlust #poetry A post shared by Michele (@micheleyoungwellness) on Dec 20, 2018 at 7:19am PST\nWebsite\nNavajo National Monument\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Shonto, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: This site has some of the most preserved dwellings in the state. The ruins were occupied approximately between 1250 to 1300 A.D.\nView this post on Instagram 293/365 October 21, 2019 Betatakin ruins in Navajo National monument A post shared by Kristopher Larsen (@kristopher_larsen) on Oct 26, 2019 at 12:16pm PDT\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.