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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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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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Worth the drive

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
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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Bozeman, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
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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
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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
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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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60 helpful votes 60 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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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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