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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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Deer Valley Rock Art Center and Hedgpeth Hills Petroglyph Site

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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371 reviews 371 reviews
119 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
60 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have been in the area 6 years and didn't know about this place until we saw it on TV on Arizona Highways. It is just 20 min from our home. Friendly guy at front desk told us about the preserve and what to expect. The trees and bushes have name plates. The petroglyphs are wonderful. Great place to go... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Signage was excellent in getting me to the right place. Staff was friendly and helpful. The brochure they handed me was chock full of important information that would have helped me enjoy my walk through the area. Unfortunately, I didn't look at it until I was halfway through my walk. Learn from my mistake! Quite a few of the more... More 

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