The cliff dwellings found at Tonto National Monument offer kids a chance to learn more about the Salado Culture. Located in the upper sonoran ecosystem, known primarily for its characteristic saguaro cactus, this Arizona archaeology site is perched more than 1000 feet (300 meters) above the Tonto Basin and is reminiscent of the Ancestral Puebloan ruins found in Gila, Mesa Verde, Betatakin and Keet Seel. Explore the upper and lower cliff dwellings. Participate in an interpretive program and become a junior ranger. And should the kids need a break from from history and culture spot wildlife - whitetail deer, mule deer, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote and jackrabbit are native to the Tonto Basin - and birds or check out cactus in bloom.