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Newspaper Rock Recreation Site

PO Box 788, Blanding, UT 84511
435-628-2238
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Ranked #11 of 15 Attractions in Blanding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Description: A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting stop near Blanding. You get to view rock art thousands of years old. It is a brief stop, not that much to see; good for a few photos. Still, worth it if you are in the area.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Travelers should take the time to visit the fascinating site which features so many petroglyphs. It must be one of the most concentrated sites of petroglyphs in the nation! I have been to this site numerous times and am always amazed and wonder of the messages conveyed in the messages left by those who lived before us. This site is... More

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Vicenza, Italy
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was a cool place to see. Take a little drive and it's right there, next to the parking lot. The kids really enjoyed this. Plus, we bought some nice jewelry from a Navajo woman there, who was selling it, to send her daughter to college. It turns out she knew some of the same people I did when I... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This little gem is well worth seeing. The rock paintings/carvings are very clear and you can get very close to them.

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Waddy, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Saw this on the road to the Needles section of Canyonlands. Just on the side of the road, with a pull out area to view. No walking required. Stop if you're passing by, but nothing to go out of the way to see.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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169 reviews 169 reviews
98 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great little place to stop on the way to Canyonlands National Parks Needles District. It take about 15 minutes to view the Petroglyphs and enjoy the awesome site. It was a great shady spot and a great place to stop and have lunch. It's free too.....

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Victoria, Canada
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204 reviews 204 reviews
114 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The site is found after a short trip down a country road. It's a few steps from the parking lot, but there has been a lot of vandalism and it's hard to tell authentic from fake ones etc. I wouldn't recommend this site if you're going to other places in the area. Even though there are much less in number,... More

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Orinda
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Don't miss this. Easy access by car. Two minute walk to one of the largest displays in the area. You can get very close and see tremendous detail.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Something nowhere near anything to do with modern man, but a hub of travel and information to the folks who were here 100's, 1000 years ago. There's a story on the wall, from the time before the white man came to the time he took the land from it's people. Fascinating really, but you knew that, since you knew about... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We really enjoyed viewing these petroglyphs. It's a side trip down a scenic road, and then there it is. So you park and walk a short distance, and wow. It's just out there -- free and easy to view and really amazing, when you think of the history / pre-history / etc.

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