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Address: Petrified Sea Gardens Road, Saratoga Springs, NY
Phone Number: 518-691-0150
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Description: Both a natural and historic national landmark, this scenic park has close...
Both a natural and historic national landmark, this scenic park has close to an acre of 500-million-year-old fossil formations, called Stromatolites, discovered in the 1920s.
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must like rocks

My aunt choose to take her me here because I like nature and rocks. This is free as it is right off the side of the road. the rocks are pretty flat with big huge circles in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2013
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Porter, Indiana
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Cherry Valley, New York
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a quick trip but well worth it. The fossils are wonderful and they really give you insight into the geologic history of the area. There is also an abandoned lime kiln and quarry right across the street.

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Galway, New York
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had been saying for years we should go check it out, but nver made the turn off the main route to go there. We happened by it one day recently and so now we can say we did it. It's interesting to look at sea creature fossils over 400 million years old... But if you made a special trip... More 

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NYC
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We looked up the location on both Tripadvisor and Google Maps. We kept driving past the location according to the map and never found the sea gardens. We finally gave up and did something else. Really would have loved to have seen this.

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Porter, Indiana
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139 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My aunt choose to take her me here because I like nature and rocks. This is free as it is right off the side of the road. the rocks are pretty flat with big huge circles in them, that resemble the inside of a log. history is on a sign there, quick stop on way into saratoga , takes only... More 

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Albany, New York, United States
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I am not sure that this property is still open - but it is a wonderful place to visit if it is. This is a treasure and brings home how shor human beings have been around. Liked walking the meditation circles which I understand were used by Native Americans at one time. The rock formations were really cool and our... More 

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Schenectady, New York, United States
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

While I have not gone to the sea gardens in the past year, I remember the sense of tranquility. There was a mandella for use in meditation. The host was knowledgeable and the little shop was quaint.

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Schenectady, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

A small, but very interesting place to visit. Don't miss if you are in the upstate area. It is not far from Saratoga Springs

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Albany, New York
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

The "fossiles" are not what you would expect. If you spend 20 minutes looking at them ... The display building is cold damp mildewed and sparce on exhibits. Think a place on the side of the road with a billboard "Prehistoric Beasts" without the billboard.

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Schenectady, New York
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

First of all to pay to see a few rocks, and walk to a pond full of snakes and bees is not my cup of tea!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Although the paid/fancy portion of this attraction is no longer available, you can some of the petrified sea garden for free on the side of the road.

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