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Incredible site...

As another reviewer has stated, this site isn't far from Cullowhee and Sylva. I was there on a... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
An Important Piece of Local Cherokee History

NOTE: as of July 2017 the vandalism has been removed from Judaculah Rock that some of the previous... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Commerce GA
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Mysterious hieroglyphics, supposedly carved by Indians, adorn this large boulder.
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Caney Fork Rd, Cullowhee, NC
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

As another reviewer has stated, this site isn't far from Cullowhee and Sylva. I was there on a rainy wet day, but the site was still awesome to see. Getting to the site is pretty easy with Garmin, as it gets you close and the...More

Thank LowDragAL
Reviewed 17 July 2017

NOTE: as of July 2017 the vandalism has been removed from Judaculah Rock that some of the previous reviewers spoke of. Archaeologists have removed the modern vandalism done to the rock. If you are in the Cherokee, NC vicinity this is worth the short drive...More

2  Thank commerce30529
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The site is not toooo far out of Cullowhee. A short easy walk downhill to a viewing area, with a number of interpretive signs in Cherokee and English. There is nothing else in the area and the rock is becoming weathered. The markings are becoming...More

Thank kateg1414
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I was informed of this rock a couple of years ago and had been wanting to see it. This rock is something unique going back in time to before our nation's establishment. Thankfully, the farmer that owns the land wherein this rock was found and...More

1  Thank Tim L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A amazing piece of anthropology in the middle of nowhere, actually a quarter of a mile from our home. The large soapstone rock is getting weathered so the carvings are becoming difficult to see. Not for everyone, kids would probably wonder what the big deal...More

1  Thank Gadson G
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We've heard a great deal about this adventure. One evening we ventured to see it. It's just a rock and not much else. Vandals essentially destroyed anything interesting. You might take a picnic to this area. However, you will not be spending much time there...More

Thank johnmF7426HF
Reviewed 12 August 2016

It's worth the drive out of town to see this piece of American pre-history! No one is sure when the petroglyphs were carved in the rock that was even earlier mined for making bowls. But we do know this site is sacred to the Cherokee...More

Thank JeyJ52
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The Rock is just a few miles off of Hwy 107 near Cullowhee, NC, at the end of a road. There is a very visible sign off of 107, going both ways. It's worth a detour if you are in the area, but I wouldn't...More

1  Thank uscfan1325
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was excited to see we were going to be in the area and would be able to make a stop at this spot. I saw this on TV a few years ago and thought it would be cool to see in person. It is...More

1  Thank fanasfreaks
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I don't know, maybe it's just me but I didn't get much out of visiting this. It's a rock, it has history but I could have done without it.

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