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Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

Address: 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone Number: 602 582 8007
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Glendale
Type: Ancient Ruins, Valleys, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Protected site of 1,500 Native American petroglyphs covering the Hedegepath Hills.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Valleys, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Protected site of 1,500 Native American petroglyphs covering the Hedegepath Hills.

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Cerritos, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
51 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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New York, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Highly recommended short visit! The interpretive center (cool indoors) has excellent visual interpretive explanations, hands-on activities, kids friendly section, and a video (on a loop). The site is a mostly flat dirt trail you can cover in a loop in under 10 minutes (but you'll want to linger a little). It is a very un-assuming site "a bunch of rocks"... More 

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Los Angeles
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201 reviews 201 reviews
86 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

At first, it looks like just a big pile of rocks. But once you adjust your eyes, you see the uniqueness of the rocks...the huge collection of petroglyphs. The museum is quite well organized and the building is made from the rock itself which lends itself to the total experience. The road to view the petroglyphs is quite flat and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My new favorite place in Phoenix. Magical spot with a beautiful hiking trail and small museum. Wear sensible shoes, hats, sunscreen.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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168 reviews 168 reviews
36 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Take a walk into the past on a 1/3 mile nature walk to see the rock art. A short film previews your walk into the desert. There are several sitting areas, 1 with a misting station, & water near the end of the trail. Be sure to take water, suntan lotion & a hat. The morning might be a better... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It is very well organized and taken care of....lots of scenic and walkable paths, where the rock art is well identified. All ages would enjoy.

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