Visitor Experience

We're excited to welcome you back to Jeffers Petroglyphs! Learn about new health and safety protocols and additional information below to help you plan your visit.

Keeping us all safe

We've put safety measures in place to protect the health of our visitors, staff, and volunteers:

  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces and providing hand-sanitizing stations for visitors.
  • Social distancing is encouraged.
  • If you are feeling sick, have flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has recently had COVID-19, please visit us another time.


Visitors and staff are not required to wear masks while on-site. The CDC and MDH recommend masking for all unvaccinated people. Please be respectful of staff and visitors whatever their decision. 


Tickets are available in advance online or through the box office at 651-259-3015. Walk-up tickets are also available.

Visitor center

The visitor center's exhibits, museum store, and restrooms are open. The drinking fountain is temporarily unavailable – please bring your own water.

Self-guided tours

Your visit is self-paced so reservations are not necessary and you can arrive at any time during open hours. Staff will be stationed along a designated path to discuss the carvings and answer questions. Visitor guide (PDF)


In addition to the short and long prairie trails, Jeffers Petroglyphs now offers a south prairie trail, which is approximately 1.25 miles long. It follows a mowed grassy path that starts at the Three Sisters garden. This trail features rare plants and a prairie restoration project that utilized seeds from remnant prairie grasses harvested within the 20 mile region.

Atlatl range

Visitors can learn about the atlatl (spear-thrower) and how to use it to throw spears at a bison target. The atlatl range will only be open when staff are available.