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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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Out of the way, educational

There is a very nice visitor center where you can wander around and learn about the various petroglyphs. Once outside, there is a short trail that lets you view petroglyphs on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

There is a very nice visitor center where you can wander around and learn about the various petroglyphs. Once outside, there is a short trail that lets you view petroglyphs on the hillside. It would be helpful to bring binoculars, as some of them are faint and a bit far away. There are shaded benches and water fountains, and the... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

They need better brochure for finding the particular specimens you may be looking for. It would be nice to have docent out there with you. Farm area will be nice when totally complete. Extremely hot in the summer with no shade..take lots of water, good shoes and sun block.

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Northridge, CA
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124 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went here on a recent trip to Arizona with my wife and mother-in-law. My wife and I had been discussing petroglyphs with her from earlier in our trip and she said, "I can take you to a park near here to see some!" So off we went. Finding this place is a bit tricky, but well worth it. Take your... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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124 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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