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Address: P.O. Box 221, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 860289
Phone Number: 520-524-6228
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Activities: Hiking, Camping
Description: This desert is famous for its striking bands of colors.
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One of our favorite place to visit. They have a great Visitor Center with a restaurant with good food. Then you drive around and see the sites, and there are incredible sites to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

One of our favorite place to visit. They have a great Visitor Center with a restaurant with good food. Then you drive around and see the sites, and there are incredible sites to see. We like to stop and take photos and walk and see the lovely colors of the Petrified Forest, but since we are big petroglyph lovers, we... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I drove around the Painted Desert with my dad and my three little girls (8, 6, and 1 years old) in the afternoon when the monsoon thunderstorms were rolling in and it was gorgeous! The light was completely different from one minute to the next. If I were a photographer, I think I could spend years here playing with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

What a unbelievable park! Word's really can't describe the beauty of the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forrest. The views were awesome and the 28 mile loop seemed to fly by! If you are anywhere in this area you need to make plans to see this unbelievably scenic part of America.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

No visit to Arizona would be complete without visiting the Painted Desert. I had never been and so glad I had a chance to visit. If you love nature and scenery, this is a must see.

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a great national park! The Painted desert views were awesome and certainly picture worthy! The park visitors were just enough on our visit so as not to make the experience too crowded! The park is divided by the Interstate Highway with the beautiful Desert on the north side and the equally beautiful Petrified Forest on the south side but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The painted desert is part of the Petrified Forest National Park, located at exit 311 off of I-40 NE of Holbrook, Arizona. The Painted Desert Visitor Center will be the first building on your right. This is also the Park Headquarters. The Park covers over 145 square miles north and south of I-40. Generally speaking, most of the painted desert... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I really had no idea what to expect from the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. We were on a driving tour and it was along the way - so we had planned to stop. So what do you do there ? It is a driving tour of a park that is about 28 miles in all with many things to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Took the drive through Petrified Forest National Park, and this was the highlight. Coming from the East, this is the first stop on the driving tour through the park. (If you're coming from the West, and want to continue East, the best way is to reverse the drive, and exit at Holbrook and enter the Park via the South Entrance.)... More 

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Waynesville, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Painted Desert has absolutely beautiful displays of color and shade which are more apparent early or late in the day. Since we hit it late afternoon, it wasn't as spectacular. We were in an RV and unhooked our tow vehicle to tour the park in it. You could definitely drive an RV through instead of backtracking like we did.... More 

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Painted Desert and Petrified Forest are definite must sees. The Painted Desert is so stunning and gorgeous. Even looking back, my pictures can't capture the beautiful colors.

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Address: P.O. Box 221, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 860289
Phone Number: 520-524-6228
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Petrified Forest National Park

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