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Address: 14,5 Miles North of South Entrance (Rainbow Forest Museum), Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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View with some old petroglyphs

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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank Tom H
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank CilF2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Nancy R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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Thank Renee C
Warrenville, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 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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Thank Judy M
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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