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Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

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Address: Near Hamilton Dome, Thermopolis, WY
Phone Number: 307/864-3765
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: At Legend Rock Petroglyph site, visitors step back in time to A.D...
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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The place is out of town but worth the trip. The Hostess is soooo knowledgeable about the entire area and the drawings. Interesting drive through the Hamilton Dome area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Woodstock,VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The place is out of town but worth the trip. The Hostess is soooo knowledgeable about the entire area and the drawings. Interesting drive through the Hamilton Dome area.

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Ft.Collins, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you are going to Cody then pass through the neat little town of Thermopolis and check out their hot springs and then head on out toward Cody about 29 miles and with the help of a map from a visitor center in Thermopolis locate the Legend Rock site - well preserved some as old as 11,00 years old -... More 

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Santee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

You gotta drive out a little ways. There is a information building that has displays and we met with one of the caretakers - BJ - and she explained what we would see. She is very passionate about it and it is very interesting. She also gave us a pamphlet showing and explaining the designs. I recommend you take one;... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wonderful rock shop and willing to share knowledge and where to hunt rocks. The owner is incredibly knowledgable about Wyoming rocks shop is packed with rocks from all over the world

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georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Legend Rock area is around 20 miles or so out of Thermopolis on the road to Cody. The driving instructions are on the brochures you can pick up at your hotel or at the visitor's center. The place now has a little museum, picnic area and restrooms. They have all been added very recently. There is also a guide... More 

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This petroglyph site has a large number of petroglyphs, I don't remember the exact number but it was quite a few in a small area. It is a short, flat walk from the parking area. A visit is definitely worth the stop. The road is not marked well. You have to drive a couple of miles on a gravel road... More 

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Denver Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I love history, so I loved it! Petroglyphs range from just 200 years old to about 11,000 years old. Very cool in a very hot place in the summer. Hundreds of petroglyphs. Try this early in the morning because it will get very hot and is exposed. Kids may get bored, so preparation to make this interesting and fun is... More 

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Elmwood, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wow these petroglyphs are something to see. In the summer the gate is open and there is a host living there. Great stop between Cody/Meetetsee and Thermopolis. In the Winter stop by Hot Springs State Park for the gate key. On the day we were there there was a conservator working to eliminate some of the very little existing graffiti.... More 

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Clearmont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Love the petroglyphs. Although the interpretive site was closed the two times I was there, I like this better than the Hyatteville site, due to the fact that there are so many more pictures here, and it is very quiet and a lot less people

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

When it snowed the morning we planned to make the drive up to see this we thought maybe we shouldn't go. But with positive encouragement from the visitor center employee we decided to give it a try. During the off season you need a key to open the gate. Signing out the key gives them some idea of where and... More 

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Additional Information about Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

Address: Address: Near Hamilton Dome, Thermopolis, WY
Phone Number: 307/864-3765
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Thermopolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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