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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
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Owner description: Protected site of 1,500 Native American petroglyphs covering the Hedegepath Hills.

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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
173 helpful votes 173 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
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
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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The museum is small, educational and has a activities for the kids. For me the whole experience of seeing the petroglyphs was worth the ride. After seeing a brief introduction on the museum you go outside and walk through the trail looking at the petroglyphs. The best time to go is during the morning when the sun is actually lighting... More

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