Location and Hours

Photo of visitors at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve is an archaeology museum and 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve, and home to the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix area. 

Special Event
The Orona Family with instruments

Sons and Fathers:
Apache survival and renewal expressed through music, stories and poetry

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 27 for this special celebration of Apache culture by Canyon Records recording artists Joel, Roman and Tahj Orona.

The program features Apache artistry and lifeways presented by the three generations of the Orona family through the poetry of Joel, music and stories of Joel and Roman, and northern-style men's traditional dances by Tahj. They will share with us the importance of the father and son connection within Apache culture -- exploring how in the past it provided social structures for communal survival, and how in the present it provides social structures for accomplishment.

This is a limited ticket event only -- light refreshments included
Cost: $15 per person | $12 per person for museum members and Osher members (with ID)

Tickets must be reserved by calling the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve at 623-582-8007.

Reserve tickets

Doors open at 5 p.m. Light refreshments available before the program
Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session.

Program sponsored by Canyon Records
We thank Robert Doyle and Canyon Records recording artists for their continued support of the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

Horseshoe Ranch in Perry Mesa, Arizona

Panel Petroglyph. Horseshoe Ranch, Agua Fria National Monument, Perry Mesa, Arizona. Photo courtesy Shelley Rasmussen, March 16, 2013.

Current Exhibit

Legacy of Landscapes: The Art and Archaeology of Perry Mesa

Featuring the artistry of ASU alumnus photographer Pat Gorraiz, this exhibit explores the landscapes of Perry Mesa and the legacies left behind by the Ancestral People who lived there over a period of several hundred years.

Archaeologists from Arizona State University and federal agencies began researching the mesa in the early 2000s, and that work continues today with School of Human Evolution and Social Change archaeologist David Abbott, retired National Forest Services archaeologist Scott Wood, and many others.

Learn more about past research and publications.


Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, Center for Archaeology & Society


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