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Address: 14,5 Miles North of South Entrance (Rainbow Forest Museum), Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

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Great Petroglyphs

The petroglyphs are very interesting and perfectly conserved. Take a few minutes to see and understand all the figures.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Mexico City
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The petroglyphs are very interesting and perfectly conserved. Take a few minutes to see and understand all the figures.

Thank kartikmexico
Zachary, Louisiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have loved to get a little closer to the petroglyphs but it's still really cool. Not too mention it's in a beautiful back drop. Very cool spot to visit! If your close don't miss this spot.

Thank rebecca2005
Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A neat petroglyph rock with lots of carvings... Best with binoculars but they are not required... So get off the truck racetrack and visit

Thank Don H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I pretty much loved everything about petrified Forest national Park, I thought this was definitely one of the highlights. It was very rich in history and very educational. I thought this was definitely one of the coolest things that we saw.

Thank Brenna R
Dysart, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the petroglyphs are not terribly far away a good view requires magnification, good photos will need a telephoto lens, seems a bit odd that they only did a few rocks when there are others nearby that would have been just as likely to be engraved. Maybe a slow news day!

Thank Ziggy W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This point is along the drive through Petrified and not far off the road. Take a so here to check out a nice view and look at some rocks with some interesting old petroglyphs.

Thank Tom H
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, Newspaper Rock is viewed from a distance with binoculars but how awesome to see the Indian petroglyphs and trying to imagine the artists at work recording their stories.

Thank CilF2013
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It's worth going to the National Petrified Forest Monument JUST to see Newspaper Rock. For anyone with a passing interest in archaeology this is a must. While the petroglyphs are not accessible up close, the park has set it up so you can see them very clearly through the telescopes which are set up.

Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It was awesome to see all the symbols on the rocks. They had high powered binoculars so the symbols can easily be seen. Some you can actually see without any binoculars. So cool.

Thank Renee C
Warrenville, IL
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a quick stop at the road with a short walk to the viewing platform. We must have stood there for 5 minutes looking for the petroglyphs. Once we figured out that they were very small far away - and that the binoculars were needed...we did okay. There is a wayfinder sign that helps you find the rocks -... More 

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