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Hole in the Rock

Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
602 256 3220
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Ranked #19 of 94 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Outdoors

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Lafayette, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Hole in the Rock is a quick, unique attraction that provides a good view of the surrounding area. Hiking to "the hole" takes about 5-10 minutes from the parking lot. It's a very easy "hike" on a dirt trail. My Grandparents (who are in their mid-70's) would have no problem making this hike. Hole in the Rock is located in... More 

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Seattle
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Highly recommend coming to visit this if you are in the area. It is a 5 minute walk from the parking lot to the top if you go slow. It has a nice view of the surrounding mountains and I can't think of another place quite like it. No cost to see and it is on the way to other... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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144 reviews 144 reviews
62 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

It was just a short hike up to the hole in the rock. You go around the back of it to get to the hole. There were actually two holes - but you can only climb inside one of them.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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242 reviews 242 reviews
134 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A short hike takes you up to a rich formation with the middle eroded. Great views of the valley and it is next door north of the zoo.

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Hoodsport, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What a great find by our daughter in law. She found this for us to visit and we enjoyed it completely! If you like an easy hike I would recommend this BUT...be sure to wear good shoes with great traction. The rocks are very shiny and slippery, so be careful!

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Burrton, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Out near the zoo and botanical gardens. Easy climb to an area that the wind has eroded a hole through the rock. The trail goes behind the rock and goes up from the back side. Relaxing place to spend some time. You can watch all the planes leaving Sky Harbor.

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arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Fun stop, right beside a zoo, botanical garden and seemed like a place so really spend a day. We walked up at sunset and it was awesome!

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Buckeye, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's an easy and interesting stop to make. There is a small parking lot right nearby and it's only a five minute walk to get up the the hole in the rock. It is a dirt trail, but it's not a hike, everybody should be able to make the short walk up to it. There are other attractions nearby such... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My mom and I are visiting the area for the first time on a short trip to visit family. This was on my list and was a short distance from my niece's home. However, we spent a long time searching for it. The address will bring you "close" an you can definitely see it, but there are NO signs directing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My son and I were looking for something to do while we waited for our flight home. We came across this place and had a great time. The hike wasn't bad at all, very short like everyone else explained in there comments. Gorgeous view, I'm sure sunrise and sunset from this point would be epic.

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