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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 #17 of 57 Attractions in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Sedona, Arizona
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you are there on June 21st, you can see the sun create a divided map of petroglyphs. An interpreter should be there to help you see how the ancients were so in tune with astrophysics.

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Culver City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a good place to see hundreds of ancient art scrawled on the walls. Don't miss this short stop great for the kids too! BTW just outside of Sedona.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Best petroglyps I have ever seen. My cliff dwelling ratings from best to worst: 1. Mesa Verde, CO 2. Bandolier National Monument, NM 3. V-Bar-V Ranch Petroglyph Site AZ 4. Montezuma's Castle, AZ. Hope this helps. It is on a gravel road but worth the tour. Call ahead you cannot visit the cliff dwellings on your own. Waterless toilet is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You can get right up to the petroglyphs to learn about a great deal. We had a very informative docent explain what we were looking at. Very interesting!

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Seaside, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you like petroglyphs, a visit here is definitely worth the drive. The docents here are very knowledgeable about the history of the glyphs and are enthusiastic about talking with visitors about them. I would recommend visiting this site as part of a loop which will include nearby Montezuma's Well and Montezuma's Castle. All three sites are near each other... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Jim Wilson was at the rocks with lots of information about the believed origin of the petroglyphs and answers to questions. We really enjoyed his interpretation of the drawings and the history of the rock area.

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is an authentic old ranch site. The only remaining remnants are the very cool VbarV chimney and fencing. It is fun to walk around and imagine life in this place when it was a functional ranch. On the day of our visit, it was cloudy and rainy so it was very sparse of tourists. There is a very friendly... More

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Oxnard, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is only a short drive off the I-17 freeway and well worth a stop. There are a significant number of petroglyphs in a relatively small area a short walk from the ranger office. They do a very good job of explaining the significance of what you are seeing and what these carvings meant to the earliest inhabitants of this... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Do you want to see native American history without thumping around in a Pink Jeep or hiking into the mountains and buttes? Well V-Bar V Ranch is for you -- it is probably the most accessible native American site in Sedona. Just check the hours and days of operation.

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