Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site, Wrangell

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  • Nothing doesn't tell you where are the petroglyphs, you must pick them up yourself. We found 3 that were still well interesting. Kids should well appreciated this kind of activity.
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  • We enjoyed finding the petroglyphs as well as a beautiful sunset. Complement this visit with one to the museum for a full understanding.  more »
  • Our naturalist Emily, from the Alaskan Dream, brought us here. I thought it was incredibly interesting. Here you comb the rocky beach for petroglyphs, which do tend be be in one particular area. I als...  more »
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  • The beach is nice and the surrounding area is astoundingly gorgeous. The petroglyphs are cool, but I didn’t like how they were taken from the ground and on display on the pier.
  • Petroglyph Beach is a short walk from the city of Wrangell. Busses are usually available but not required. The beach is an historical site as there are numerous petroglyphs (rock carvings). These are NOT handicap accessible. The rocks are strewn about the beach and reaching them requires climbing over rough and slippery rocks. The carvings are roughly 6000 years old. There is a mystery to the carvings as they exhibit characters more commonly found in South American carvings. To better view the carvings, lightly sprinkle water over them. It is absolutely worth the effort to see these.
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