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Address: 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone Number: 602 582 8007
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Description: Protected site of 1,500 Native American petroglyphs covering the...
Protected site of 1,500 Native American petroglyphs covering the Hedegepath Hills.
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Easy walk - Amazing collection!

The collection of petroglyphs at this preserve is impressive and very accessible. I would have wished for more in-depth interpretations. It's a great place to take children. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The collection of petroglyphs at this preserve is impressive and very accessible. I would have wished for more in-depth interpretations. It's a great place to take children. We missed the demonstrations and events but I'd schedule a trip at those times if I were a local.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Who would expect to find so many petroglyphs within easy view of homes. Glad that they were preserved when the Corp of Engineers built a dam that would have flooded and citizens petitioned the city, state, Corp of Engineers and the Federal gov't to preserve it. A very nice interpretive center and video presentation of what petroglyphs were, who made... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is located in North Phoenix at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road. It is a bit tricky to find it so check out the directions ahead of time. It is open from 9 to 5 Tuesday to Saturday from October to April. There is an admission charge. The museum part has good displays, videos and... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Hundreds, even thousands of years ago, ancient people left their mark on the desert rocks. An easy drive on Deer Valley Rd. west of I-17 takes you straight to the center. The history waits for you. After walking through the museum, you enter the simple pathway that clearly marks points of interest. When you are on the path, take a... More 

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OLYMPIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The preserve has a nice reception area and a modest museum that discusses the meaning, or perhaps, the lack of meaning of the petroglyphs. They claim that there are over 1800 petroglyphs at the site, but only a few 'glyphs' are visible. The preserve has mounted a few viewing tubes so that the initiate can easily find the most obvious... More 

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fayetteville
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was a fantastic find in Phoenix. The petroglyphs are within an easy walk and there are small places to rest if needed (for elderly or small children). They also have a mock archaeological dig for kids. The museum features a lot of information and the staff is friendly and helpful

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This allows you to get up pretty close to the actual petroglyphs. Young children would really like this. Since the petroglyphs are all outside make sure and go when it isn't too hot.

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oceanside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was the best day ever for viewing petroglyphs! We took our binnoculars and were amazed at how many petroglyphs are in one area. Plus we saw plenty of wildlife. What a wonderful day at the Preserve!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Up close and personal. So much to learn about these native peoples. Nice center and very informative docent/volunteer. Walking path was very easy and well laid out. Amazing specimens.

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We found this site through the Auto Club tour book while visiting Phoenix. Nestled next to a dam, the site as over 1500 petroglyphs that are easily seen during a short walk. We brought binoculars which helped to see the details. The trail is easy to walk, short and well marked. There is a small museum inside; a new exhibit... More 

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