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Jeffers Petroglyphs
27160 County Road 2
Comfrey, MN 56019

Hours

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
 
September:
Sat 10 am-5 pm
 
Call for group tours.

Admission

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

Contact

507-628-5591

2015 May 26

Weather Forecast
 

Tours

 

Visitors this summer will enjoy a new guided tour of the site, enhanced with knowledge discovered, in part, through the study of 3,000 recently uncovered carvings and with guidance and insight from American Indian elders.

Guided Tours

The daily guided tour, the "Encyclopedia of the American Indian," is offered at 10:30 am, 1 and 3 pm. 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. 

Group Tours

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

Programs

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

Jeffers Petroglyphs holds many signature events throughout the year. 

​Amenities

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