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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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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 little hard to find, but well worth the trip!

If you are looking for extreme examples of history, this is one of the best in the area and there are others. This site is well worth the extra time to find. A word of caution to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Worland, Wyoming
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Cody, Wyoming
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow I did not think that the drive would be that far from Thermopolis it seemed like it took forever when we got there you have to walk a ways to get to the Displays. I don't think that it was worth it because the state has not invested enough money into this attraction I don't think that this attraction... More 

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a nice place if you want to do something free. I would not go back because it needs development. The staff was friendly but unless you're into this kind of stuff its not that good. You would be better off going someplace else and spending money for your family doing something that is enjoyable and fun. this place... More 

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Worland, Wyoming
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for extreme examples of history, this is one of the best in the area and there are others. This site is well worth the extra time to find. A word of caution to the traveler is that, while well maintained, the road from the highway to the site is gravel and the toilet facilities are primitive,... More 

Thank Hutchsky
Thermopolis, Wyoming
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Be ready to do some walking, this is not a drive in art gallery. Check out a key from the museum in Meeteetse. The rock carvings by ancient native Americans is interesting.

Thank colette s
Loveland, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

You know it's going to be good when you can just pick up the key in town and head on out. A very friendly volunteer also provided interpretive guides and great directions. Saw tons of wildlife on the way out to the site. Road was in good shape, no problems in a regular car. Easy walk on gravel path with... More 

Thank Kathi F
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The petroglyphs were very accessible and the walking tour was really neat. The drive out to the site was pretty well marked, too, so they were easy to find.

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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Easy access by vehicle and on the walking trail. Very informative and helpful staff on site. The Rock Petroglyph site was the best part of our vacation.

Thank Karla D
Kane, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Bring along sunscreen and suitable shoes for the hike. I have seen petroglyphs before, so I didn't care if we stopped or not, but am I glad we did! The lady who runs the place and her cat greeted us and led us to a tiny building. She explained some of the history before we started out trek. You can... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Easy to get to. Even a camper could do the road, albeit slowly. My Subaru had no problems. I arrived in Oct (after the season ended) so a key is needed to open the gate. You can get the key at the Thermopolis Visitor Center. But the walk from the locked gate is not bad. I'm guessing one way is... More 

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Hurricane, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

About 8 miles off the highway, of which 3 miles is improved dirt road. The glyphs are the best we saw on our journey. It is a hike to get to the site, but it is not overwhelming. It was worth the walk, as the experience was very good. One would need to take water and sunscreen. We also saw... More 

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