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Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

Address: Near Hamilton Dome, Thermopolis, WY
Phone Number: 307/864-3765
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Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in Thermopolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: At Legend Rock Petroglyph site, visitors step back in time to A.D. 500-1700. Well-preserved...
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Type: Historic sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: At Legend Rock Petroglyph site, visitors step back in time to A.D. 500-1700. Well-preserved prehistoric and American Indian etchings of animals and humans are located along Cottonwood Creek. The site is maintained by agents of Hot Springs State Park.
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Bozeman, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have visited the site twice and saw something different each time. The petroglyphs are truly remarkable and I like the fact that it is off the beaten path and a key is needed to access the area. There has been some vandalism in the past. Angers me that people can be so stupid and disrespectful of this treasure.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband enjoys Petroglyphs more than any family member, however the entire family loved getting a chance to walk around the discover the area for themselves. We googled how to get to the site, and stopped by to pick up a key. No key was needed since we were during the peak season. Once you arrive at the site, start... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

no way will I ever go here again. I will bet that who ever wrote a positive comment work for this place even for free not worth the time.

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Riverton, Wyoming
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

First of all you can't even find where it actually is. I went to Thermopolis for the HOT SPRINGS WATER (Star Plunge)! Then I had picked up the visitors guide and saw "Legend Rock" What a joke that was. I am even more shocked that "legend rock" is the #3 attraction!! HAHAHA Do not waste your time!!

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Redding, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was a drive to the middle of nowhere. The State should take notice on how other states manags their petroglyph sites to make it a worthwhile attraction.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A wonderful collection of petroglyphs dating back to ancient times that gave me a real sense of history. This is a precious resource that has already been defaced by some. There is a caretaker on site from Apr-end Sept, otherwise you must pick up a key in Thermopolis Visitor Center. Well worth a little detour!

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Kinnear
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

WOW, Impressive! Who would have thought this treasure would be right off a road that I have travel on frequently. Such a wonderful place, please don't do as I have and drive past, take the short drive off the highway and you will not be disappointed.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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112 reviews 112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you're in Thermopolis, take 2 hours to visit this amazing place. Stop first at the Thermopolis Visitor Center to get a map with directions and key to the site's security gate if you're visiting Oct. - Apr. A scenic 30 minute drive through Big Horn Basin's expansive vistas will bring you to Legend Rock. Be sure to visit the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The gates are open through September. A Map obtained from the visitor center in Thermopolis was helpful in navigating the dusty roads. The key things that distinguish this site from other petroglyph sites are the abundance of petroglyphs coupled with the openness of the site. In some cases it is possible to walk right up to the cliffs containing the... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Legend Rock petroglyphs are pretty well preserved. The easy trail leads from the visitor center to about 16 stations where you can see the carvings fairly close-up. Covered picnic area & restrooms are also at the visitor center. The area is far out from Thermopolis & easy to find w signs. Ask for directions & map at Thermopolis visitor... More 

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