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Address: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
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Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on...

Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on the West Mesa volcanic escarpment, located along a 17-mile canyon outside of Albuquerque.

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Great place to start a NM visit for sea-level inhabitants

I typically shy away from reviewing places with hundreds or even thousands of reviews unless I have something particularly snide to say, but every once in a while I feel like I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Haverhill, Massachusetts

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I typically shy away from reviewing places with hundreds or even thousands of reviews unless I have something particularly snide to say, but every once in a while I feel like I might have a real contribution. In this case, yes the petroglyphs are really cool (learning about them is even cooler), but the really nice thing about this part... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We started at the Visitors Center, which was not much more that obtaining a map to drive to one of the 3-4 other locations where you can actually see the Petroglyphs. All are close by, within a few miles. There is a cost for parking at these locales, even if you have a National Park Pass, as the city charges... More 

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San Carlos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect from this place because although I knew I'd read reviews when planning our trip, I had all but forgotten the details by the time the trip actually rolled around (and with upwards of 20 stops, I'm not mad at myself for letting my memory lapse). We paid $1 for entry to the park in... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see some excellent petroglyphs from the ancient inhabitants, this is the place to be. Access is easy and well-marked. There are also some short trails that are wheelchair accessible. We started out at the visitor center, which is small, but informative. Take the time to watch the inspiring video. Then we went to the Piedras Marcadas... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a hike but great petroglyphs. Bring a log lens for your camera! Some are close but lots are further away. Very interesting. Makes one wonder why they created them!

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting piece of history. The visitor center is the first place to stop, and pick up a map and get some advice from the rangers regarding the different locations where you can see the petroglyphs. All these locations are about 5 - 15 mins drive away, and based on the amount of time you have, you can visit either one... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have We had a good time walking through the Petroglyphs and enjoying the sights & sounds. The carvings are clear and for the most part show depictions of both people and animals. While crud in their representations of both, one must remember that these were created thousands of years ago.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well-preserved ancient drawings on rocks. If you climb to the top of the trail, beautiful vista of the area. There are short and longer trails, all with plenty to see. Go to the visitor center first to get a map and direction/advice. We had only an hour and the ranger was able to direct us to those we could... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a sunny, cold and very windy morning, we first stopped at the Visitors Center, only to find it locked. We knew it should be open but wasn't so we walked around the porch area and bit and knocked on the door. A woman working there did not appreciate us knocking on the door; she said she had to go... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had my been here in many years a few changes, good access and trails marked! Parking available and convenient!

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