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Address: 27160 County Road 2, Comfrey, MN 56019-4430
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Site of sacred rock carvings located in the southwestern part of the...

Site of sacred rock carvings located in the southwestern part of the state.

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Ancient History, so yeah pretty cool.

So I know everyone might not "get it" with the instant gratification/tech culture we live in but if you give it and yourself a chance you might really enjoy a trip out here. Over... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
Noah A
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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452 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

As my wife and I were driving through the area we saw the road sign and on a whim ventured to the site. We are usually up for seeing places of interest while we travel. Being a holiday the site was closed (New Year's Day), but the interpretive center had a sign saying we could still view the petroglyphs. We... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

So I know everyone might not "get it" with the instant gratification/tech culture we live in but if you give it and yourself a chance you might really enjoy a trip out here. Over the years I've driven past the turn off here maybe 100+ times on my way to and from the Cabin in the Northwood's and this Fall... More 

Thank Noah A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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694 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

What an amazing find! I went there on a whim because it was on my MN Historical Society pass and I could not be more impressed! The guides are so knowledgeable, the respect for the tribes is clearly evident, and the prairie walk is so lovely! Highly recommend!

Thank Rachel C
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I came here with my parents and my younger brother (15). The interpretive center seems relatively new and modern. It costs 8 dollars per adult(over the age of 17)There was a short video that we watched before going out. You can choose to either have a guided tour or go on your own. We went out and our tour guide... More 

Thank Maria P
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Too bad it was raining the day we went. It was hard to see the petroglyphs. There was a pathway to walk once on the rocks, and we saw information signs all the way atop, but there wasn't a way to get up there. Not sure if it's always like that or not. Petroglyphs were barely there but they have... More 

Thank ExitNo9
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site has a nice visitors center with daily interpretative programs. There is a 3/4 mile path that you can take or a much shorter walk to the petroglyphs. Highly recommend taking the tour to get the most out of the visit as opposed to just looking at the petroglyphs on your own. The prairie around is beautiful.... More 

Thank KSTravers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great real history in and about Minnesota here. Good trip for the whole family. Awesome information on life in the area many, many years ago. Great gift shop as well. We were pleasantly surprised.

Thank borgmaul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I went with some friends and my 6 year old son. The guide, David, was very informative and answered all of our questions well. He even included my 6 year old and had him doing hands on activities. It was a great trip. I would definitely recommend taking a tour. I wouldn't have seen all of the markings unless they... More 

Thank Kate N
Lebanon, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We are always interested in petroglyphs and pictographs wherever we can find them. This ancient outcrop of rock in the prairie of southwestern Minnesota provided a canvas for the natives that lived here two thousand to four hundred or so years ago. There are guided tours of the rocks and a circular trail you can follow through acres of restored... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Traveling to western Minnesota and near the town of Comfrey, one comes to a rather unusual display of rock carvings (over 2000) in the amid of the prairie. Better known as petroglyphs, this large display of mostly animals (birds, buffalo, deer, elk, snakes and turtles) tell a story of human existence long ago. The drawings date back to over 7000... More 

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