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V-Bar-V Ranch Petroglyph Site

2.8 miles east of the junction of I-17 and SR179 (FR 618), Sedona, AZ 86341
928 282-3854
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Ranked #9 of 37 Attractions in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

V-Bar-V offers an interesting display of petroglyphs. It's fairly large and fenced to reduce vandalism. There was a very knowledgeable docent on site to answer questions and point out things we might otherwise have missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have been to Sedona eight times. Don't know how we ever missed this. A short walk on a level path takes you to well preserved Petroglyphs. Our volunteer guide Bob was super knowledgeable and very respectful of Native Anerican culture. We learned so much.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were stunned watching the sun move across this rock formation totally covered with petroglyphs that tell the story of a calendar year plus more. It was just beyond us how it came to be created..........then found.............then figured out...........and preserved. A gem of a place.

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Coram, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was a nice little walk to the petroglyphs once you arrived at the site. You do need to call in advance to let them know you are coming out there and the road is a little bumpy so make sure your car can handle it. The petroglyphs were very cool and there is a guide there to discuss the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I was not expecting the petroglyphs to be so numerous or so accessible. We took the short drive from the Village of Oak Creek to the site. No reservations were required, and there was no fee if you had a Park Pass. There is a short walk from the parking area to the ranger station and then an easy quarter-mile... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Make the effort and come here - enthusiastic docents explain the wonderful history of the Hopi petroglyphs..... better than Honanki or Palatki which we also visited. Then head south to Montezuma's Well - much more interesting then The Castle!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

So many times we came by over the years when visiting Arizona and happened by on the "off" day or after hours. Finally we got it right! The site is only open a few days a week and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thankfully it is open on the weekends when most people would come to visit. The walk... More

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

V-V Ranch is an incredible opportunity to see ancient art without paying for a jeep tour or making a strenuous hike. There is usually a docent to explain what you are seeing. You can drive into a parking lot and take a half mile walk to walls of rock covered in carved art and stories of early life in North... More

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice walk to the site of the petroglyphs and found a knowledgeable guide waiting to explain some of the history of the area and perhaps the meaning of the drawings on the rocks. Interesting.

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great energy at this site. The guides are very knowledgeable about the site and petroglyphs. I would revisit this site if I am ever in the area again!

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