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Address: Wrangell, AK
Description: This beach features petroglyphs, carved symbols in rocks by ancient Native...
This beach features petroglyphs, carved symbols in rocks by ancient Native inhabitants.
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easy access for intresting petroglyphs right on the beach

Just down the road from the main town are petroglyphs on large rocks lying on the beach. Fun to explore.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I'm not a big fan of petroglyphs, especially when they are not well preserved. I also don't quite understand how they can determine the authenticity of them. Could a prankster create something similar in the area? I really don't want to burst anyone's bubble. The petroglyphs are about a one mile walk from the ferry. A sign will be on... More 

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Just down the road from the main town are petroglyphs on large rocks lying on the beach. Fun to explore.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's free, nice walk from town. Try to go at low tide because you'll see more petroglyphs. You can find some at high tide too.

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This attraction is always very unique. The shipwrecked boat is a real treat. Be sure to catch it at low tide for the best results.

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MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great in any weather. Fun for little kids. Lots of beach treasures to explore and find. We even made friends with a local pooch while ambling along the rocks at low tide. Totally worth the time. Probably the best place in Wrangell for all-around family fun and it's FREE!

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Wasilla, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We headed out while it was raining and made for perfect spotting weather. The rain helped make the petroglyphs pop. Recommend going at low tide and be warned parking allows for two cars at a time and it feels like you're invading on someone property as you take the boardwalk steps down to the beach.

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Celestine, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well the petroglyph's can only be seen at low tide so be sure what time that is before you go. there's supposed to be 64 carvings but I could opnly find 10, most are in a poorly perserved state. Worthwhile? If you are interested in primative people's lifestyles I would say yes

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Petroglyph Beach is named for the incised designs of ancient and mysterious origin that can be found among the large rocks on the beach. Also there's plenty of beach glass. Fun for kids to look for the petroglyphs.

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The other contributors below have captured the mood very well. The site is a short stroll, on level ground, from the ferry terminal and you can choose to spend only a short time there if that's all you have - you'll certainly see some of the petroglyphs. The exhibition on the platform above the beach is of reproductions of the... More 

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Wasington State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Only about a half mile outside town and an easy walk. It was neat and we had almost complete solitude on this self-guided outdoor "museum".

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Address: Wrangell, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell

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