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Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

3711 W Deer Valley Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308-2038
+1 623-582-8007
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Deer Valley Petroglyphs Preserve

We stumbled upon this while visiting friends in Sun City. Very interesting & well worth seeing... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Groveland, California
via mobile
Great once you get there

Trip Advisor had incorrect information about the hours on this one, and Apple's map app had... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Tulsa, Oklahoma
via mobile
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The Center for Archaeology and Society's Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve features one of the largest concentrations of prehistoric petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visit the museum galleries to learn about the prehistoric peoples that traveled through this location as well as cutting edge research on Southwest Archaeology, then view the petroglyphs and encounter native desert plants and animals in their natural habitat along the quarter mile trail. Admission discounts available for seniors, children, students, and AAA members. Free admission Memorial Day through Labor Day for active duty military and their families. Free admission on the 3rd Saturdays of each month. Please see our webpage or call for upcoming event, special program, and closure information. Open Tuesday - Saturday. Summer hours (May-Sept): 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Winter hours (Oct-Apr): 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3711 W Deer Valley Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308-2038
+1 623-582-8007
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this while visiting friends in Sun City. Very interesting & well worth seeing. Educational & good for everyone to learn of the past.

Thank Patti021
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Trip Advisor had incorrect information about the hours on this one, and Apple's map app had incorrect directions, so it was a challenge to get there. We drove over an hour from our resort on a weekday, only to finally find a locked gate. We...More

1  Thank EllenRHK
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This probably is one of the few places where you can see actual petroglyphs up close without having to walk long distances into canyons or mountains. I recommend it for everyone of all ages.

Thank Janet N
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My wife and I had planned a trip that would wind up in the Phoenix area, over May 3-5 of this year. We began to plan by looking online and in the AAA travel book for Arizona and New Mexico. However, the website for this...More

4  Thank Notreallyacomplainer
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very cool guided tour with a knowledgeable guide. Interesting information given throughout the short walking tour. Very cool to see petroglyphs on rocks right inside the city limits.

Thank jessewhite31
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to visiting yesterday morning since my flight didn't leave PHX until mid afternoon. When I reached the road off Deer Valley there was a nice directional sign but the gates were closed and locked. I tried to call but the phone...More

2  Thank ACIMgal
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We drove 70 miles to see this important petroglyph monument, only to discover on arrival that the site is closed for the entire month. We had tried to ascertain in advance that it would be open: three websites said it was open in January; the...More

2  Thank EJISK
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Even though both Trip Advisor and Yelp showed the Preserve as open, when we arrived the entrance gate to the Preserve was locked and the sign said "closed for Fall 2016. "Just checked Deer Valley Preserve website which says it will reopen January 2017. I'll...More

3  Thank Berniniphile
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is truly a quiet tucked away little serenity! It is amazing the places that are under our noses and we never appreciate them! Nothing spell binding but if in the area a definitely worth a peak.

2  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Dear Valley Rock Art Center is a hidden treasure right in town. The trail is always clean. One can find a variety of things. Birds, animals and of coarse petroglyphs. If you can come early some creatures come to feed from the lush dessert.

2  Thank R. W
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Margret Ann C
20 January 2017|
Response from Berniniphile | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember seeing a parking lot for walking trails at the base of the hill where the road up to the museum starts. I don't remember if the sign barred entry on foot. since the museum is closed, I would suggest... More
Jen C
6 October 2016|
Response from Ron K | Reviewed this property |
This is a seasonal attraction. They are part of ASU and a bigger organization and close seasonally for research and to prepare for upcoming seasons. Should always check website before visiting to see if open. Sometimes even... More