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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 #7 of 24 Attractions in Glendale
Type: Ancient Ruins, Valleys
Description: Protected site of 1,500 Native American petroglyphs covering the Hedegepath Hills.
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Scotland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
76 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
32 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Liberty, Missouri, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was a small museum and petroglyphs site located just north of Phoenix. The museum and video explains what petroglyphs are and where they are found. The wall panels are very good about explaining the native american cultures that lived in the Phoenix area. The short trail to see the petroglyphs is an easy walk, but be sure and take... More

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