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Address: Wrangell, AK
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This beach features petroglyphs, carved symbols in rocks by ancient Native...

This beach features petroglyphs, carved symbols in rocks by ancient Native inhabitants.

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Short hike from the ferry, fun to find the petroglyphs

The interpretive panels are excellent, and it was fun to find the petroglyphs. We found about 30. Lovely place to just sit and look out to sea. Need to go at low tide, most of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tahoe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The interpretive panels are excellent, and it was fun to find the petroglyphs. We found about 30. Lovely place to just sit and look out to sea. Need to go at low tide, most of the petroglyphs are below the high water mark.

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manchester,England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some very interesting Petroglyphs. A nice walk down to the beach. Go if you are interested no real need to book a tour from your ship as these are very easy to see.

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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Must go at low tide, nice stairs and ramp to imformation area. Head to the north/right of stairs. The best one is right on the edge of the house's yard that you pass- you can walk up to it near a sandy area. Then walk along the rocks and you'll find many more. Keep walking along the beach and search... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We were recently in Wrangell as part of our cruise to Alaska. A couple of the excursions offered a stop at Petroglyph Beach. This is an easy walk from the ship - probably a little over a mile one way. There is plenty of signage so you won't get lost. You do spend some time on one of the busier... More 

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Santa Cruz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It's quite a walk to get to the place, but you are rewarded with many petroglyphs. Start to the right of the stairs. After the first one you find other ones easier.

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Treasure Island, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This beach, about a mile from town, has a number of rocks with petroglyphs carved.These are in a tidal area so low tide is required to view the rocks and markings.Some of the marking are similar to those found in the Utah desert.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is something that is quite fun to do if time allows in Wrangell. it is only a pleasant,short walk from the town & interesting to try to spot the petroglyphs, some of which are very faint. There are some facsimiles of a few if you wish to do a rubbing. Make sure you go at low tide for best... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A mile walk from downtown, worth it even in the rain, easy if you have a car. You will see petroglyphs with just a bit of searching. The interpretive signs are excellent.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a fun activity for young & old alike. You really have to look for them. We found some but I couldn't help but think that if some of the kelp etc. were cleared away, there would be more, visible to the public. I was glad we had our hiking sticks as it can get quite slippery. As a... More 

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Thank Rosemary D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

There are more than 40 petroglyphs on this Wrangell beach. Some are far above the tidal lines and many below. This is due to changing sea levels as some of these petroglyphs are believed to be over 10,000 years old. It is believed that most were carved by Shamans. The symbols deserve respect and consideration when being viewed. Some are... More 

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