Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado was a real highlight for Christine. Any history or art history student should visit it. The UNESCO World Heritage Site holds the ancient ruins of a highly advanced society that lived in houses carved and built right into the sides of the cliffs. The ancestral Puebloan people lived on the sides of these cliffs and worked the fertile mesas above from around A.D. 550 to 1300. For anyone interested in the Southwest’s indigenous peoples and cultures, this is a must-see.