Nevada rock art tours offered |

Nevada rock art tours offered

Museums aren’t the only place to see natural history.

There is a plethora of archaeological treasures amidst the spectacular landscapes in Nevada’s own backyard. To truly experience it, you can take a tour of the Lagomarsino rock art site (pictographs and petroglyphs) with guides from the Nevada Rock Art Foundation.

Tours of the site are given the third Saturday of every month and last five to six hours. Thousands of panels of ancient drawings can be viewed at Lagomarsino, which is located near Virginia City, Nev.

“The paintings are probably about 2,000 to 4,000 years old, but could potentially be as old as 10,000 years,” said Alanah Woody, executive director of the Nevada Rock Art Foundation.

Woody, along with local community leaders and archeologists, founded the Nevada Rock Art Foundation last year in order to preserve, protect and document the more than 1,000 sites in Nevada, as well as educate the public and educational communities.

To register for the tour call (775) 687-4810, Ext. 229 (days) or (775)882-5990 (evenings). Attendees should bring plenty of water and wear sturdy walking shoes.

To learn more about the Nevada Rock Art Foundation, membership, donations,volunteering and related activities call (775) 284-1529 or e-mail

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