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Jeffers Petroglyphs
27160 County Road 2
Comfrey, MN 56019


Sat 10 am-5 pm
Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Mon 10 am-5 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm
Call for group tours.


  • $7 adults
  • $6 seniors and college students
  • $5 children ages 6-17
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.



2015 Nov 25

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Guided Tours

The daily guided tour, the "Encyclopedia of the American Indian" includes historical and archaeological information along with guidance and insight from American Indian elders. The tour is offered at 10:30 am, 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on days/hours that we are open to the public.  Tours start at the rockface and are led by a guide who points out the carvings, interprets possible meanings of the petroglyphs and provides information about the people who made them.  The ability to see the carvings depends on the lighting conditions and angle of the sun, which is affected by the time of day, weather and season. On sunny days, the tour guide will use a mirror and board to help enhance visibility. Tours are not held during thunderstorms. At the end of the tour, guests can look for more carvings, return to the visitor center or continue on a half mile trail which loops through the virgin and restored prairie and ends at the visitor center.

Please arrive at the site about 1/2 hour prior to the time of the tour departure. Reservations are recommended. Group size is limited to 15 participants. Call 507-628-5591 or email jefferspetroglyphs@mnhs.org for guided tour reservations.

Group Tours

Group tours can be arranged for 10 or more people by reservation, call 507-628-5591 or e-mail jefferspetroglyphs@mnhs.org.


Each day at 2 p.m. visitors of all ages can join the Adventures in Nature program to learn about American Indian culture and life on the prairie. 

Jeffers Petroglyphs holds many signature events throughout the year. 


See a complete list of visitor amenities including accessibility and dining options.