Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

Mesa Verde National Park, Near Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Located at milepost 20, the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum offers dioramas, artifacts, and exhibits that provide insight into the Ancestral Pueblo lifeways. A 25-minute orientation file is shown on the hour and half-hour, providing an excellent overview of the history at Mesa Verde. A museum store, water, restrooms, café, gift shop, and post office are all located nearby. Just behind the museum is a stunning view of Spruce Tree House, the third largest and best-preserved cliff dwelling in the park.

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