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“Fun hike”
Review of Hole in the Rock

Hole in the Rock
Ranked #14 of 229 things to do in Phoenix
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Sacramento, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun hike”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

First thing we visited upon our arrival. It was a nice hike and a great photo opp. Great views & fun place for kids to explore.

Visited September 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Sculpture by Nature”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

I tried to drive past Papago Park whenever we were near. The weird rock formations look like something out of a prehistoric theme park because they are so perfectly curvy and intriguing. The Hole in the Rock is a nice little excursion in the middle of the city.

Visited December 2012
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Greensburg, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We found this natural attraction by the Phoenix Zoo. Short walk up a nice path to get to the top. Great view. Nice park area too.

Visited May 2013
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Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great scenic stop just off the highway”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a free attraction that takes almost no time to stop off and see while passing through Phoenix, and is very pretty.

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Ohio City, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Just a little Heads up about the area”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

During World War II, Papago Park housed a German prisoner of war camp. The camp was occupied from 1943 to 1946 by over 400 prisoners of war. After the war, the camp was used as a Veterans Administration Hospital from 1947 to 1951 and the District Headquarters for Arizona's largest Army Reserve unit from 1953 to 1966.

Today, the Army Reserve Motor Park at 64th and Oak streets retains the role it held in the prisoner of war camp. Also, the camp's Officers Club now serves as the Scottsdale Elks Lodge.

By 1958, almost all of the parkland was within the boundaries of the city of Phoenix. Senate Bill 144, introduced in the 23rd Legislature, paved the way for purchase of Papago Park by the city of Phoenix. Papago Park was officially sold to the city of Phoenix on Feb. 25, 1959.

The park today covers 1,200 acres and has numerous picnic sites with ramadas, tables, grills, water and electricity. The park also contains fishing lagoons and bike paths as well as a zoo, a botanical garden, fire museum and a golf course. Two of east Phoenix's best known landmarks are in the park, Hole-In-The-Rock, a natural geologic formation; and Hunt's Tomb, a white pyramid burial place of Arizona's first governor.

Visited May 2013
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