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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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Well preserved, easily accessed

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Salem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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Additional Information about Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

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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