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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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Petroglyphs

There are more than 40 petroglyphs on this Wrangell beach. Some are far above the tidal lines and many below. This is due to changing sea levels as some of these petroglyphs are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There are more than 40 petroglyphs on this Wrangell beach. Some are far above the tidal lines and many below. This is due to changing sea levels as some of these petroglyphs are believed to be over 10,000 years old. It is believed that most were carved by Shamans. The symbols deserve respect and consideration when being viewed. Some are... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There were not too many petroglyphs that I could find. I was there during an ebb tide and found 4-5 petroglyphs. Best to go right as get onto the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We came in on the ferry and spent the afternoon wandering on this beach, checking the petroglyphs and found all kinds of treasures.

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's fun to walk the beach and look for the petroglyphs and wonder who made them and what they intended by them.

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Rockport, Texas
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Our native Alaskan guide took us on a tour of the beach. She pointed out the petroglyphs that were easy to spot as well as telling us we might be walking on ones we did not see. She carefully brushed one off and then washed it with water to reveal a carving that we had just passed over. There is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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