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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Renee C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Renee C
Warrenville, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A short stop, but may be one of a limited number of opportunities to see petroglyphs or ancient Native American writing on rocks. You can't get real close, but they provide several telescope/binoculars so you can easily look at the images. This is a good thing, in order to preserve these historic writings. In my opinion, not to be missed!!

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Thank MinkHollowFarm
Oregon Coast, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

There are 4 or so fixed high power binoculars/scopes set up at the overlook, but they are so close that they can be seen well with the naked eye. Very pleasant to find all the sites in the park to be not crowded at all, at least in October.

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Thank Citimowse
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a short walk from the road and much cooler than I expected. There are binoculars to give you a better look at the writings. There are hundreds of them. If you are in the park you must see this.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It is awesome to see the paintings on the rocks, but to protect the rocks (i think) you are able to see from very far! At least they put some binoculars!

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Thank ivanaranhaborges
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

It's a long, long ways down and hard to see anything without binoculars. Supposedly has thousands of petroglyphs. Idea of a form of communication for travels in this harsh environment is amazing

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is just one of the viewing points on the drive through the petrified forest. There are binoculars to help you see the paintings. Not as exciting as anticipated.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

At the northern end of the Petrified Forest park this is an overllok to a large basin in which there are numerous rocks with carvings dating back 2000 years.

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

There are indeed petroglyphs, but they are difficult to see. Even harder to photograph. The park had provided binoculars to help you see them. Compared to Legend Rock in Wyoming, this is a letdown.

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