Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

This archaeology museum and 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve is home to the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix area.

Open to the public for tours, the Will Bruder-designed facility serves as the primary exhibition space for the Center for Archaeology and Society. 

3711 W. Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, AZ  85308


Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams recently sat down with Center for Archaeology + Society co-director Richard Toon to discuss the historical and contemporary significance of the preserve.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve proudly presents this festival of contemporary art, performance and learning about Arizona's indigenous cultures.


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Admission: Adults $7; Seniors (62+) + Students + Military $4; Children (6–12) $3; Children (5 + Younger) + ASU Students + Museum Members are free.
There is a 10% discount for AAA members.

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Voted a Phoenix Point of Pride and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the ASU Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve exists to protect the Hedgpeth Hills petroglyph site; to interpret and appreciate the cultural expressions found here; and to be a center for rock art research worldwide. Continued tribal connection reminds us to respect the sacredness of this site.

Built in 1994, this spectacular building designed by architect Will Bruder sits over the spillway of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s Adobe Dam.

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For more information:
Richard Toon, Center for Archaeology and Society Co-Director



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