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Petrified Sea Gardens

Petrified Sea Gardens Road, Saratoga Springs, NY
518-691-0150
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Type: Geologic Formations, Historic Sites
Owner description: Both a natural and historic national landmark, this scenic park has close to an acre of 500-million-year-old fossil formations, called Stromatolites,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Porter, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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upstate New York
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

Since I am a person with a strong interest in natural phenomena, I found it fascinating, especially since there are very few places in the world where this combination of biology and geology can be viewed so clearly. If you don't share this fascination, then it does not amount to much more than a nice walk in the woods where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2005

A gorgeous place right inside the city of Saratoga Springs. The fossil reef was at the oceans edge 500 million years ago. There's a glacial (?) standing stone with a notch where the sun rises at dawn on the solstice. Highly recommended!

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2005

Interesting, but not really that much to see.

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