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Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

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Address: 3711 W Deer Valley Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308-2038
Phone Number: +1 623-582-8007
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Center for Archaeology and Society's Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve...

The Center for Archaeology and Society's Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve features one of the largest concentrations of prehistoric petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visit the museum galleries to learn about the prehistoric peoples that traveled through this location as well as cutting edge research on Southwest Archaeology, then view the petroglyphs and encounter native desert plants and animals in their natural habitat along the quarter mile trail.

Admission discounts available for seniors, children, students, and AAA members. Free admission Memorial Day through Labor Day for active duty military and their families. Free admission on the 3rd Saturdays of each month. Please see our webpage or call for upcoming event, special program, and closure information. Open Tuesday - Saturday. Summer hours (May-Sept): 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Winter hours (Oct-Apr): 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Hidden Treasure

Dear Valley Rock Art Center is a hidden treasure right in town. The trail is always clean. One can find a variety of things. Birds, animals and of coarse petroglyphs. If you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
R. W
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scottsdale
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Dear Valley Rock Art Center is a hidden treasure right in town. The trail is always clean. One can find a variety of things. Birds, animals and of coarse petroglyphs. If you can come early some creatures come to feed from the lush dessert.

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Thank R. W
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is just off 1-17 in Phoenix and is one of the most fascinating concentrated petroglyphs in the area. fantastic site and the birds native plants and chuckwallas helped make this an extra magical moment.Tips. wear hiking shoes or good gyms shoes. trails is not tuff. bring hat and sunscreen and binoculars. family and kid friendly

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Thank WorldDiner2000
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I have tried on to separate occasions to visit, both times they should have been open and we're closed. The website says open but they are closed. I will not waste my time trying again.

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Hicksville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Phoenix is a center for treasure tales, Deer Valley Petrogylph Park is one you can find. The professional operation run by ASU gives visitors a quick course in pottery and archeology and culture. Lots for younger kids to do and observe before taking on a 1/4 mile trail out the back where you can look for the petrogylphs in their... More 

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Thank Tom K
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

The sheer amount of petroglyphs was amazing. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable, and it wasn't crowded.

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Thank Michelle M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Stumbled across this place on a recent visit and loved it. A great walk with not too strenous exercise. Very interesting place with much to see and learn. Visully stimulating as well. I recommend!

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Thank Ron K
Madison, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had a very interesting time here. Learned a lot about petroglyphs and the area in general. The trail walk was not to strenuous and had benches to sit here and there for shade. We saw a chuckwalla (reptile?), neat find. If you take your kids, ask for the petroglyph treasure hunt worksheet, it helps them find the designs in... More 

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Thank fitchgirl
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Extremely worth the visit. Not a long walk, very well maintained, knowledgeable and pleasant staff, and one of the most fascinating concentrated petroglyphs in the area. Mesmerizing site and the birds songs helped make this an extra magical moment.

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Thank Vaneska K
Rochester
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

If you are interested in learning about the ancient people who inhabited the area this is a great stop. There is a small museum area which gives you a lot of information. The petroglyphs are plentiful and easy to see. We saw a lot of chuckwallas, a type of lizard. It was well worth taking the time to visit. The... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is an interesting place to visit. Petroglyphs are all around. A tour guide takes groups around, points out various petroglyphs and other things and then tells about them.

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Thank Barbara C

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