Megiddo National Park
Megiddo National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This archaeological site of an ancient fortress town has revealed more than 20 layers of ruins, ranging in time from the Neolithic Period (7000 BC) to the end of the Persian Period (332 BC).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dreamer54045742171
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This area is definitely worth a visit. It is a bit hilly so if you have difficulty walking, it could be an issue as there is no other way to see the area. The ruins are well marked and interesting to explore. There is a restaurant on the premises as well as vending machines for drinks. It was very hot when I was there and wish I had thought to carry a bottle of water with me as once you get away from the entrance is there are no restrooms or water fountains. There is also very little shade so sun screen and a hat would be a good idea.
Written February 5, 2023
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Molly1107
United Kingdom472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This was a superb visit. We used the audio guide and it really brought the site to life.
I have just read Michener's "The Source" so this visit could not have been more approriate - especially being able to see the well tunnells.
It is well laid out. There is a gently and easy climb up to the tell.
The gift shop is good and staff very friendly.
Written January 30, 2023
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Emily M
United States1,328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Lots of interesting ruins. Easy hike to the top, stairs to the bottom through the cistern (cool in the summer).
Written December 30, 2022
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel15,902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tel Megiddo is definitely a place to visit in Israel.
Perhaps not in the Top 10, but definitely in the Top 20 and as such it should be included in your 1st visit in Israel.

It's easy to get there as it's on your way to Nazareth, or Beth Shean, or Tveria (Tiberias) and the Galilee...In short it's on your way to everything in the North of Israel.
The site is a National Park and as such really organized, managed and explained.
Strongly recommended for you, your kids and anyone who likes History, fantastic views and here and there some mysteries.

Btw, I recommend you take the Tunnel to exit the site, it is not tiring and it is a different experience you should not miss.
I've attached some pictures to give you the feel of it.
Written September 28, 2022
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Christopher S
Fort Collins, CO72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
If you like historical sites this is a good stop off before visiting a place like Nazareth. Interesting sine walks remain and a small interesting water system. Not much else to see... archeological digs werein progress while we were there which added another layer of interest. Maybe spend an hour at best here.
Written July 2, 2022
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Violetvz
East London, South Africa729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This site has been well preserved and remains can be seen as per the book of Revelations in the Bible. The waterworks are quite impressive as well.
Written May 26, 2022
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HinColo
Loveland, CO85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Amazing visitors center. Film and model of the Tel with projection showing progression through the centuries. I have never seen a model like that before. The Tel is easily climbed on improved trails. The views of the Jezreel Valley from the top are awesome. It helps to know the history of the location at a middle east crossroads. A mile north is the Israeli prison where inmates uncovered the oldest verified Christian church in Israel (3rd century).
Written May 18, 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Also known as Tel (Hill) Megiddo, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an historically significant ancient location of artifacts & ruins from various cultures, dating back from the Neolithic Period (7th-6th Century BC), through the Kings of Israel, and abandoned under the times of the Persians. Portions of the Canaanite City Gate remain from the Late Bronze Age as the visitor enters onto the Megiddo site, along a pathway winding up through sparse ruins. At the Northern Observation Point, a view overlooking the famous Jezreel Valley reveals the former battlefield below, where major battles occurred in the 15th Century BCE under Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III, later Alexander the Great and more recently in World War I (1918), General Edmund Allenby, who successfully fought the Ottoman Turkish forces here. Napoleon observed at Megiddo that: "All the armies of the world could maneuver their forces on this vast plain". Yes; this is the location of the final "Biblical Battle of Armageddon" and has numerous historic references within the Jewish "Tanakh" & the Christian "Bible". A former trade route that linked Egypt with Mesopotamia, this strategic site overlooks the key pass through the Carmel Mountains. This formerly fortified city used chariots for protection and its horses were sheltered in two stable complexes, whose foundations are now outlined. Most intriguing was our exploration through the protected water system and its tunnel, built under the period of the Israelite Kings, within the former walls of Megiddo. A 10 minute film prior to your tour explains the history of Megiddo and its archeological excavations. A visit to Megiddo is awe-inspiring and should not be missed!
Written November 28, 2020
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ChrisThomasTravels
Manama, Bahrain617 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
You'd be hard pressed to find a more desolately beautiful view! Megiddo (AKA Armageddon, in ancient Greek) is an interesting site to be seen!
Written November 15, 2020
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ChrisJS51
Sevenoaks, UK504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The town of Megiddo is on the edge of the Megiddo Valley, the site of the future Battle of Armageddon. What a view - a totally flat, bleak, sandy and rocky area below sea level. The park is on the edge.
Written March 29, 2020
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