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Deer Valley Rock Art Center

3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Glendale, AZ 85308
602 582 8007
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Glendale
Type: Ancient Ruins, Valleys, Cultural
Owner description: Protected site of 1,500 Native American petroglyphs covering the Hedegepath Hills.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Valleys, Cultural
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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Peoria, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
77 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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32 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is a small, but interesting place nestled in the middle of Phoenix. If you're a library member you can sometimes check out the culture pass to visit for free. It has a small, but nice visitor center and gift shop where you can watch a short video about the history of the area before... More 

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alaska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Sorry ... Love archaeology and these sites but found it all mediocre ... Especially for then30 bucks we paid. Lots of more interesting sites you can see for free nearby. Sorry would not return

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