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Petroglyph Beach

Wrangell, AK
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Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Wrangell
Type: Beaches
Description: This beach features petroglyphs, carved symbols in rocks by ancient Native inhabitants.
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Marathon, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

A quaint beach with hidden treasures all around! After reading the info on petroglyphs, we went on to the rocky beach in search of more petroglyphs left in their natural element. We searched and searched and was ready to give up, when we finally saw one. It became much more easy to find and was truly a fun treasure hunt!... More

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Auckland New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

While it felt amazing to see these ancient rock carvings they were hard to spot as over thousands of years the sea has eroded them

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Make the Petroglyph Beach a stop on your visit to Wrangell, Alaska. Here you can search for the many rock carvings scattered along the beach. Many locals frequent this beach and enjoy friendly conversation about the area they call home. Very enjoyable and the scenery spectacular from here!

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Melbourne, Australia
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184 reviews 184 reviews
45 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The petroglyphs are very interesting to see but not so easy to find. It's a 30 minute walk (a bit over 2 km) from the harbour, north along Evergreen Avenue - just follow the road above the shore. There's a signpost to the left eventually and where this meets the beach is a wooden platform with an informative display. Go... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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140 reviews 140 reviews
38 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This beach is totally worth a visit if you have time. Try to make sure you get there during low tide for the best beachcombing, but even at high tide you can still see some of petroglyphs. There are a very friendly dog and cat who life in the house right next door that make the visit that much more... More

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Illinois or Panama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

First, go at low tide. Luckily someone told us this before we went! It's very cook because there's no "trail" and no real direction. There's a small deck with some information on the petroglyphs, then you walk down onto the beach/rock area and hunt to find them for yourselves. It took us a while, but when we started finding them,... More

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Tampa, F.
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My wife and I walked from our hotel to the rocky beach in search of the elusive petroglyph. There is a very nice board walk and stairs take you to the beach. We spent about an hour and a half and found several petroglyphs and one Geological Survey plaque. It is a very enjoyable way to get close to history... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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167 reviews 167 reviews
16 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stopped here as part of a Wrangell City Highlights tour (highly recommended, by the way). Our tour guide explained that the petroglyphs on the deck are reproductions so that you can make rubbings. There are also some signs explaining what you'll find. The real petroglyphs are on rocks on the beach, and she pointed them out to us by... More

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

for yourself some interesting historical artifacts -- maybe 1/2 mile walk from ferry terminal (or short mile from downtown) a boardwalk will guide you down to beach and exploration awaits!!

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Kasaan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

There are ancient rock carvings that will blow you away! Ancient peoples carved that rock art, and I want to know the meanings of the carvings, and who did the work.

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