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“Amazing rocks, in the middle of otherwise flat land!”
Review of Monument Rocks

Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Oakley
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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249 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Amazing rocks, in the middle of otherwise flat land!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

The monument rocks are pretty incredible. It's not that you won't see things like this elsewhere - it's that after driving hours (and hours, and hours) through Kansas, you really haven't seen much of anything like them.

What's more is that you have to drive for a good little while on unpaved (though generally quite good) roads to get to them, and BOOM, there they are in all their glory. The first set is a bit more impressive than the second, but still they are rather nice to wander about - just make sure you have plenty of water because it can get toasty out there, and you aren't near much of anything.

Visited July 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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159 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Rocks in the middle of nowhere, exotic”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is like no other. They look small from a distance, but once you get close, is awesome. Walk around and take pictures. Be with nature and ask yourself, "how were these rocks formed here?"

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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216 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Really should go see..”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a very cool place to go see! It is well marked and very easy to find and only the last 7 miles are on a well maintained dirt road. Any car, truck, motorcycle, etc can drive to this site. Once there you can get out and roam anywhere you wish. Some very interesting formations from the wind, rain, etc. The road goes through many cattle pastures, so you may even get the added benefit of a herd of cattle in the road. LOL.... go slow and they will move or stop and take some pictures, but do not get out and try and pet them.

Visited July 2014
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Peoria, Illinois
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Had the place all to ourselves!”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Incredible! Out in the middle of flat farmland these rocks appear.....felt a bit like we were on the set of a movie, a little surreal. Cattle grazing nearby, oil derricks in the distance and these rock formations - very interesting! If you are in the area it is worth the drive - you will see something that is truly unique. Signs clearly mark the turns and if you mapquest "Monument Rocks" you will easily find driving directions. The weather was dry when we visited so no worries as far as traveling on wet, muddy roads....it's not really a gravel road, more like very dry dirt when we visited and there is nothing around, so important that you bring water.

Visited May 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Middle of nowhere tribute to the awesome power of rocks!”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We drove and drove back dusty roads of flat Kansas Prarie; then suddenly there was the coolest rock formation, monument. Worth the trip. Bring water, have the car gassed up. Do not miss this!

Visited June 2014
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