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Hole in the Rock

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Address: Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
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No admission and lots of area to wander

The Hole in the Rock is very popular. This leads to congestion in the parking lot and on the trails and formations. There are definitely better times than others to go. To the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
J S
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hole in the Rock is very popular. This leads to congestion in the parking lot and on the trails and formations. There are definitely better times than others to go. To the best of our knowledge, there are no bathrooms here. There was a water fountain by the parking lot. This would a safe place to walk with younger... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gorgeous natural geological formation, but it was incredibly crowded when we went, which took away from the experience. I couldn't even get back over to the other side of the hole easily because there were so many people coming through. On the up side, the walk up is pretty short and not too difficult for anyone in at least okay... More 

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Lytton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to enjoy a little fresh air and had a great time even though it was a little busy. If you have young kids to teenagers they will probably enjoy being able to climb around on the rocks while older adults will enjoy the view of the Phoenix skyline. The walk is moderate for older people but is... More 

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Fort Edward, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cloudy day and my husband and I wanted to get out and do something. I had just seen reviews on the Hole in the Rock and thought geez...let's go check it out. It was a gorgeous day and we climbed the easy route by going the back way. We had brought our dogs with us because it... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a tough walk to the hole; just be sure you have the proper shoes on. Great views from the hole and other landings. Picture worthy! And it's free!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could see this place from a distance but our GPS had a hard time finding it. If you remember that it abutts the parking lot of the zoo, you will not have any difficulty finding it. The hill is made of some type of sandstone that has been eroded over the years. You can see two brownish hills from... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some time before we had to head off to the airport. We went to Hole in the Rock. It was a great way to end off our vacation. We got some good pictures, climbed on some rock, and saw the sunset. If in the area and have some time, stop by.

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Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on new year's day. It was an easy hike to the top. Worth the climb for the pretty view. Our teen loved it too

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hole in the Rock archaeological site is a great add on attraction to do with either the zoo or the botanical gardens as they are very close to each other. The site was pretty busy with people but still easily accessible. A path goes up and around the back access the "hole" to make the climb easier or you... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is next to the Desert Botanic Garden. No fee. The walk is short and not too difficult. You are awarded with an amazing view of the city. Yes, it is just a hole in the rock.

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