El Chanal - archeological zone located some 4.5 kms. north of Colima. First explored by archeologist Vladimiro Rosado Ojeda in 1945, the site extends over some 140 hectares on both sides of the Rio Verde. It comprises ceremonial plazas, altars, pyramids and several ball courts. Particularly prevalent on the site are figures of the Rain God, Tlaloc. Characteristics of artifacts made of clay and obsidian with the use of metals indicate that the inhabitants of El Chanal were in some way related to Tula.
biggest and the oldest archeological zone in the state is "La Campana"
from 600-900 AD. La Campana is located in Villa de Álvarez
between ITC (Tec de Colima) and "La Comercial" mall. La Campana has the
only "Tumba de Tiro" open to the public in Colima. Inside the
grave you can see handmade figures like the little dogs and old
instruments made of mud and obsidian.