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Newspaper Rock

14,5 Miles North of South Entrance (Rainbow Forest Museum), Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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REAL Petroglyphs - history before your eyes!

Wow! As you walk down to the viewing area your best view will be using the telescopes provided to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chventures
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Branson, Missouri
Any Chance to See Petroglyphs is Welcome

While it is a short visit and all you see are crude little drawings through an old set of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coltcritic
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14,5 Miles North of South Entrance (Rainbow Forest Museum), Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! As you walk down to the viewing area your best view will be using the telescopes provided to see Newspaper Rock which is below you and naturally protected from folks being able to climb and deface it. Fascinating to look at. Maybe you can...More

Thank chventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it is a short visit and all you see are crude little drawings through an old set of stationary binoculars that remind you of the ones you find in state parks that really feel like they shouldn't cost money (these are free though), yet...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do stop on the scenic drive- pull over and short walk up to the observation point- info is provided- - can see several Native American Petroglyphs-great views made for some awesome photos

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

So this stop isn't explained very well. What are you looking for? In what direction? All it looks like is piles of rocks. Once you know where to look you can see pretty cool hieroglyphics. My grandson has a theory what newspaper rock means: people...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. You can look.at it close up with a viewer but I'd suggest bringing your own binoculars if possible

Thank Bella71486
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you have interest in Native American Culture this is an incredible spot. This rock is covered in Petroglyphs spanning many generations. You view it from a viewpoint and there are telescopes to get a closer look.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Only seen from the three telescopes which were being hogged by two families. Save the stop and keeping on moving along.

Thank osucb
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Really not a lot to see since the rocks were at a distance and you could only stand on the platform to see them. I did take same pictures so looking at them with enlargement may be interesting.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Made the effort to park up and walk over to the platform. Was good to see through the binoculars but disappointed could get closer to view with the naked eye.

Thank GrantHay
Reviewed 27 June 2017

A fascinating look into antiquity. Hundreds of petroglyphs on a group of rocks viewable from an overlook. Visitors cannot access the rocks closely because of unstable ground nearby, but several free viewing scopes are provided at the site.

Thank LStuart54
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