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Address: Highway 50, Fallon, NV
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Site of petroglyphs that are said to be 7000 years old.

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Great hike among petroglyphs

My husband and I drove to Grimes Point Archeological Area to see the petroglyphs. It was so interesting and educational. There were signs along the trail pointing out various... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I drove to Grimes Point Archeological Area to see the petroglyphs. It was so interesting and educational. There were signs along the trail pointing out various petroglyphs and their possible meanings. It's like a treasure hunt trying to find them. Very cool! We also hiked the Hidden Cave Trail. We were able to see 2 of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Petroglyphs are pecked into the natural stone, where the surface has nearly black, thin, natural ''desert varnish'' allowing the artwork to show. Scientists have studied the ancient characters, now believing the carvings were made before and after hunting seasons. Hope is shown first, then thankfulness after a successful hunt. They date from 500 to 2500 years ago.

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Fallon, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love History this is a must stop. It's a nice walk with a great view of the area. Because of the age of the stones they have put up descriptions of them.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took the Loneliest Road outside of Fallon going towards Ely and found this amazing place a few miles outside of Fallon. If you have the desire to be in Petroglyph Heaven, this is the place. Grimes Point is right off of Highway 50. There is an open Visitor Center with restrooms. To see the petroglyphs, take... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We have been to Grimes Monument twice and never get tired. A short ride out of Fallon Nevada you can walk right up to petroglyphs which were created 8000-1000 years ago. The trail is not steep and represents about a 1/4 mile loop. Nearby are caves which are as old as the petroglyphs. For kids this stop is ideal to... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Located about 7 miles east of Fallon Nevada on Highway 50, this is one of the largest petroglyph sites in Nevada. Its about a quarter mile walk around the Petroglyph field. Its a self guided tour show ever long it lasts is up to you. Very interesting. Across the highway you can see Naval Planes landing and taking off from... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were not in mood to be in casinos, so we drove up to Fallon without much thought. I never expected that there are so many petroglyphs in such a small town. The people in Fallon are very friendly, we at first did not find this place (returned back too soon). But a very nice lady told us to drive... More 

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Fallon, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

A truly must see archeological site. The Churchill County museum does monthly tours to this Historic Site. A must-see when in Churchill County a great place to take family and friends comma especially children. The trails are difficult to maneuver 4 persons with disabilities.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

When travelling it's always nice to see something authentic and without the hype. Grimes Point is a national Park area where native people of past centuries carved petroglyphs into the rocks that are what remain of an ancient lake. It's a nice visit so you can soak up the history and the desert ambiance while jets take off from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

this was alot of fun my kids learned alot and was worth the drive. something you can do more then one time. the rock art was amazing my son has cebral palsy and the trails were perfect for him

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