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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  • Rock legend deserves to be presented something. Because it is unique and almost no tourists known (what is possibly just as well) who cares for the archaeology is an absolute highlight legend rock petroglyph site, Wyoming legend rock is one of the oldest and best examples of Dinwoody tradition. There are almost 300 petroglyphs that were cut for several thousand years in the stone. These drawings are really fascinating. Exactly when they were made and by the who just don't know one hundred percent and will probably also never out to get it. Who wants to visit the facility, legend rock is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Thermopolis and is easy to reach with a Mietfahreug.
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  • We are so glad that we went here. It is not huge, and is an easy walk to the petroglyphs. Take your time to read a bit about it and absorb the history.  more »
  • First and foremost make sure you know the opening times , this is from the state park web site Sunrise to sunset. Season Site grounds open year round weather permitting: May through September, no key ...  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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