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“Writing on the Rocks”

Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Comfrey
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Owner description: Amid the prairie grasses are islands of uncovered rock, where American Indian ancestors left carvings — petroglyphs — humans, deer, elk, buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds, atlatls and arrows. They tell a story that spans more than 7,000 years.
Mountain Lake, Minnesota, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Writing on the Rocks”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Our guide pointed out the carvings, which was very helpful. The interpretive center has displays and items for sale. It is a great place to go to learn more about Minnesota Native American history.

Visited July 2012
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Butterfield, Minnesota, United States
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Well worth the stop!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The Petroglyphs are a great stop to learn about the history of the prairie. The carvings are well marked so you can really make them out. The interpretive center also has a lot to offer. They do a few special programs each year and all are worthwhile.

It is a few miles off the beaten path, but it's an easy, pleasant drive. The site is wide open so the kids can get out and run around and you'll all learn a great deal.

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank TeacherTamiMc
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Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great prairie too”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

This park has one of the few truely untouched native prairies around. They have planted some to expand it. Awesome to get a glimpse of what all of southern MN looked like.

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3 Thank Happycow1
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Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Blown away! Loved it! Learned so much.”
Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

I have lived an hour or two away from here most of my life and have never been before this visit. The grounds and flowers are beautiful! The carvings are amazing! I am so glad that we went. Our tour guide was amazing! I wish I remembered her name, she said she had been there for 12 years and that she loved it! Thank you!!

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2 Thank CoodlasMama
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Spring Valley, MN
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

The trails out to the petroglyphs is very pretty with the wildflowers. My hubby is from this area and hadn't been there is years. It's impressive to see all the carvings in the flat rock.

Visited June 2012
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3 Thank saustin
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