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Legend Rock Petroglyph Site, Thermopolis

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Legend Rock Petroglyph Site is located in Hot Springs County, Wyoming, 20 miles northwest of Hot Springs State Park (which is located in Thermopolis, Wyoming). Legend Rock is a petroglyph site which features hundreds of individual petroglyphs spread across the face of the rock. Although a handful of the rock's etchings have variously been eroded and defaced, a wide majority have been preserved for public viewing. The nearly 300 individual petroglyphs feature some of the oldest and best examples of Dinwoody rock art in the world. The origins of the petroglyphs are still subject to debate. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 5, 1973. and it is preserved by the state of Wyoming as a state historic site.
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  • Legend rock petroglyphs is the one site to visit to get variety, beauty and closeup views of incredible rock art. From animals to spirit creatures, phallic warriors to an alien, it is a wonderful site...  more »
  • This is a fabulous adventure. Out in the middle of no where. Heads up there is a small hike involved very small but if you drove this far an needed accommodations they are not there you have to hike j...  more »
  • I was driving out to see the petroglyphs when I got there after driving 30 miles it was locked up and closed made me kind of sad that I would got put out the effort and they wouldn't even be open. Whe...  more »
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  • Nice easy hike and great history lesson - impressive drawings. The handout interpretive guide was VERY helpful. Thanks for preserving our history.
  • Amazing place to see petroglyphs in their original environment. This place is amazing.
  • One of my favorite places to go, absolutely RICH with Dinwoody and the like petroglyphs. Exquisite!
  • Excellent site hopefully vandalism can be contained to preserve this fragile piece of history
  • It's quite atmospheric

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