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Center for Archaeology & Society: Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

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Center for Archaeology & Society: Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve is off I-17 exit Deer Valley Road W., then 2 mi. w. to 3711 W. Deer Valley Rd. The center consists of a museum, archeological site and 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve. It has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix area. A .25-mile trail provides a view of 1,500 hillside petroglyphs made between 500 and 7,000 years ago.

The museum emphasizes preservation, connection and respect for cultural heritage sites and desert environments and is managed by one of the top archeology programs in the country, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

Guided tours are available.

Admission
$7; $4 (ages 62+, and military and students with ID); $3 (ages 6-12).
Hours
Tues.-Sat. 9-4:30, Oct.-Apr.; Tues.-Sat. 8-2, rest of year. Last admission to trail 45 minutes before closing. Sunset tours are offered in July; phone ahead for details and schedule. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
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