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Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

Near Hamilton Dome, Thermopolis, WY
307/864-3765
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Thermopolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Pensacola
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We are petroglyph fans, so we were super thrilled to visit Legend Rock. The info. building was open, and B.J.,the caretaker, was exceptionally informative and genuine. She even let us use her own personal supply of bug spray to ward off the deer flies! The site has a certain church-like reverence feel to it--very moving. Be sure and drop a... More

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Denver
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Legend Rock Petroglyph was a very nice side trip. They have pretty good signs to follow so with a little map checking and a eye for the signs, you should be able to find it quite easily. The site is staffed during the summer months and, as others mention, you don't need a key, but check before you go out.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was definitely quite a drive, but worth it! The scenery was absolutely beautiful. I would advise going when the tourist building was open, the guide gave us great information. I would definitely recommend! Just make sure to take sunscreen and bug spray!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband heard about this site a few years ago so we were pleased to be able to come for a visit. There is walking on uneven terrain involved, but my husband was able to navigate it in spite of mobility issues. Wear comfy shoes and take bug spray. I am so glad we took the time to come here!... More

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

These peteroglyphs span from 150-11,000 years old. There are a great number off them and most are very visible. No key it's necessary during the summer months. A wonderful woman named B.J. was overseeing the site when we visited. She was very informative and passionate about the site. We spent about an hour and a half here. This is a... More

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DC Metro
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112 reviews 112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There's a little information center at the entrance. The staff there was very helpful and gave a lot of good information. The path is pretty easy. The petroglyphs were very interesting. Definitely worth the trip out. No fee but they do take donations. There is also a covered picnic area at the information center.

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THORNTON
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

For a unique attraction this is terribly unmarked. Apparently no one is making money from it or they are real bad at marketing. You have to go by exact mileage and look for a small road. If you are really into this you need to get and follow good directions.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My son suggested this side trip on our way to Yellowstone. I am so glad he did. We were welcomed by a very enthusiastic caretaker. She gave us a bit of history and really made the visit more interesting. She is very passionate about her work and it shows. It is well worth a few minutes to listen to her... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a great place to visit. We learned so much from BJ at the visitor center and really enjoyed how nicely kept this site is. We even saw a rattlesnake at a nice safe distance.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was a little tricky to find it, but well worth the adventure! 11,000 year old petroglyphs, need I say more? This place went well beyond my expectations, a lot more drawings than I thought would be there.

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