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See wildflowers at Deer Valley Rock Art Center

February 17, 2010

January rains should bring forth a bounty of wildflowers, and you won’t have to drive very far to see them.

Arizona State University’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center will sponsor wildflower tours at the rock art center twice in March and twice in April.

DVRAC’s public educator Elizabeth Alexander will guide visitors along the center’s ¼-mile trail from 11 a.m. to noon on March 24 and 31 and April 7 and 14, all Wednesdays.

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. In addition to the flowers, visitors can see the more than 1,500 petroglyphs that were made between 800 and 1,500 years ago.

“Our museum aims to promote preservation, connection and respect for the site and we are a destination for families to learn about archaeology in their own backyard,” said Kim Arth, director.

“The Center is managed by one of the top archaeology programs in the country at Arizona State University and is a Phoenix Point of Pride.”

DVRAC is located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, two blocks west of 35th Avenue. Admission for the tours is $6.50 for adults; $3.50 for seniors and students; and $2.50 for children 12 and under. For more information call (623) 582-8007 or go to