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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 #18 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains
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Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is not too high for young kids or far to go, great scenery, and it makes for fun pictures. Older adults are able to make the climb along the backside of the rock as well.

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Airdrie
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Steep walk but go early or last light. Yes near the zoo but great views and feel the heat. Caution signs for BEE activity so be aware.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Short hike. Well worth it! We took the light rail and then the bus to the zoo parking lot and walked from there. We were able to be at the Hole by ourselves for about 15 minutes! Awesome view and very peaceful!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great place to climb up to watch the sunset. My daughter is 7 and had no trouble at all climbing to the top. Slippery shoes not recommended as there are many loose rocks on the trail. Wear shoes with tread. It takes less then 5 minutes to climb. Up top is very large opening in which you can enter. Just... More

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
54 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

You hike up a little steep hill, make sure to wear shoes rocks are sharp. You get to the hole and it's so windy! ! You can see for miles, the city and airport. The sunset is very cool

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Des Moines, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A quick (but sometimes steep) hike within Papago Park. The park and the trail are well-maintained and the view is great once you get to the top. Watch out for bees (the area with bees is marked). In the current very hot weather it's probably best to visit in the early part of the morning.

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
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188 reviews 188 reviews
53 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

With a parking lot close by and a short, partly steep, yet easy hike to the hole, this was the perfect place for an early evening stroll. At this time of the day the hike is in shade and once at the hole the view is great. Some people were up on the top - however, that wasn't for me,... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

this short walk offers great views and picture opportunities. it can be warm so wear clothes that offer protection from the heat and good footwear.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really neat, unique place! The "hike" is indeed pretty easy. My FIL has cancer which leaves him unable to use his left leg - it was a tough trek for him, but he made it! It was quite an experience, a fun little 30 min diversion.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are visiting the zoo, then yes stop for the short hike to the hole. Neat view and take the token Charlie's Angels pic. There are much neater hikes in the area, but this one is short and not difficult.

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