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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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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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A Truly Unique Site

A unique place in all the West. Rugged terrain so wear your boots. A half-mile of pictographs which are pre-historic and fascinating. Needs to get key from State Park in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Thermopolis, Wyoming, United States
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Thermopolis, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A unique place in all the West. Rugged terrain so wear your boots. A half-mile of pictographs which are pre-historic and fascinating. Needs to get key from State Park in Thermopolis to get through gate. Volunteer guides may be available. About 20 miles outside of town to the northwest, by the Absaroka Mountains.

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Wyoming
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It was a long drive to find this place its not the greatest and the walkways are not the best. I think the state could spend money better elsewhere it would be more wise thing to keep sinking money into this place. It's just not enough or worth driving too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Cool place in the middle of no where. People there were nice .. I don't think I will ever go back cause it is a long drive . I also expected more guess I was let down. Maybe if this place could do something to improve like invest some money 💰.

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Salem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Many petroglyphs located within a short walking distance. I would have liked to have been able to get a little closer. The host was very knowledgeable but a bit overbearing. She meant well, wanting all visitors to understand what they were seeing, but we already knew quite a bit about petroglyphs so some of what she insisted on telling us... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went to this State Park and it's okay I wouldn't brag about it or tell anyone else to go here cuz its very boring. I think if you don't want to spend any money or you enjoy watching paint dry you will like this place. I think it would be neat if they would set up some tea please and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Well if you want to see Dinwoody Style petroglyphs on a public site, this is it. This is the first time I have been here since the "visitors center" and site steward have been placed there. The site steward was very knowledgeable and gave us a short introduction to this site. The site itself is easily traversed and there is... More 

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the West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It takes some work to get to these, but you get to see a number of petroglyphs over quiet a distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Legend Rock site has a hostess living on the premises during the summer months and the gate is open. She has knowledge and background about the spiritual importance of this site for American Indians. We worth the 28 mile drive from Thermopolis.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Enjoyed the visit here. It was fairly accessible. The volunteer who staffs the site is wonderful and has a lovely feline companion. Saw pronghorns on the way to the site.

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Brentwood, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Make sure to stop at the Hot Springs State Park to pick up directions to the site. Although there are signs, they are not easy to find and you are literally in the middle of nowhere. From May to September there is a volunteer onsite to give you some history and start you on the trail. I recommend you take... More 

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