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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

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 must see

Please don't pass this site by. During the season there is a great visitors' center and off season there are pamphlets that help direct visitors along the trail of petroglyphs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joan L
Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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123 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please don't pass this site by. During the season there is a great visitors' center and off season there are pamphlets that help direct visitors along the trail of petroglyphs.

1 Thank Joan L
Jackson, Wyoming
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379 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Strangely proportioned anthropomorphs painted on the rock wall give such pause for reflection. Too many people talk about prehistoric cultures with little regard that these first Americans did indeed record their history but in a manner not recognized by the invading Europeans. I appreciate how safeguards have been taken to discourage the possibility of vandalism as have been inflicted at... More 

1 Thank jesse o
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a very nice dinosaur center you will love coming here my kids love it they have a great gift shop. they have large displays of dinosaurs one of my guess is the biggest in the world for a small town this is a good place

Thank dave j
Cody, Wyoming
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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 

Thank jannet s
Worland, Wyoming
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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 21, 2015 via mobile

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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22 reviews
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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.

Thank Kayla S
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

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