Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by provocative and powerful art with today's Groupon: for $7, you get admission for two at Deer Valley Rock Art Center (up to a $14 value).
A winner of the ParentsConnect's Parents' Picks Award for Best Kids' Museum in Phoenix, the Deer Valley Rock Art Center is a 47-acre nature preserve that highlights the Hedgpeth Hills Petroglyph Site, an archaeological attraction that contains thousands of ancient carvings and Native American paintings created between 7,000 and 500 years ago. Today’s deal admits a pair of historically curious explorers to the center, where they can wander a quarter-mile trail populated with signs naming native plants and leading travelers to more than 1,500 petroglyphs and stone signatures. Guests can also tour the museum to learn about the prehistoric Arizonians who inhabited the land long before it was discovered by Bill Clinton or browse the Neil Nelson Memorial Heritage Garden to see some of the crops Native Americans may have grown. Lunchtime visitors can take advantage of the picnic tables and the amphitheater for an energy-boosting outdoor meal.
Deer Valley Rock Art Center
At Deer Valley Rock Art Center, visitors walk a quarter-mile trail that leads to thousands of Native American carvings. The ancient artwork includes more than1,500 petroglyphs, which were created between 7,000 and 500 years ago. Inside, a museum teaches about the prehistoric population who once inhabited the area.
For lunch, visitors can head over to outdoor picnic tables or an amphitheater area. They might also spot local wildlife such as roadrunners, jackrabbits, and red-tailed hawks.
3711 W Deer Valley Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85308Get Directions