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Petroglyph National Monument

Albuquerque, NM, United States
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While on our road trip, my mother and I decided to head out to the Petroglyph National Monument that has various designs and symbols that were carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers hundreds of years ago. Not gonna lie, it's kind of in a random spot, but worth visiting for sure. There's visitor's center with a short informative film that can watch about the petroglyphs. Wear comfortable shoes, because several of these petroglyphs are along walking trails. These provide some insight into the minds and moments of the Pueblo Indians in the area, although we're not able to interpret all of them. It's fascinating to ponder about what they were thinking about or trying to convey while drawing on these rocks. I wonder if they realized that these would fascinate people hundreds of years down the line, or if it was just an expression of their thoughts and emotions at the time (probably the latter, but it doesn't stop me from wondering).
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Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center
The visitor center is worth visiting to get some background on the preserved petroglyphs, and they also show a short film that's worth watching
Petroglyph National Monument
A fascinating monument preserving the drawings and recordings on Pueblo Indians and early Spanish settlers. Worth visiting!

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