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Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

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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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Eighteen hundred petroglyphs but only a handful are visible.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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OLYMPIA
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371 reviews 371 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Seattle, Washington
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Having been going to Phoenix for many years, this was the first time that we learned of the Deer Valley Rock Art Center. A short, easy stroll (while keeping an eye out for rattlesnakes) takes you past hundreds of pictographs that date as far back as 1500 BC through 900 AD. The museum is small but set up quite nicely... More 

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Scotland
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The first thing they should do - which they are talking about - is change its name as it is a petroglyphs centre and a very good one. The walk is well set out and ell signposted. The petroglyphs are visible and good. For those who like this it is a great place for a. Visit.

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