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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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Junior Ranger

We were lucky to have my granddaughter with us because she was just the right age for the Junior Ranger Program. We followed her throughout the park, guided by her list of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Corona, California
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Corona, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to have my granddaughter with us because she was just the right age for the Junior Ranger Program. We followed her throughout the park, guided by her list of fascinating sites to see in order to earn her badge. We did this at several National Parks this summer. Even though I am too old to earn a... More 

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Tottenham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Another one of America's National Parks that needs to be visited. If you got time do yourself a favour and do a bit of reading before hand on how all of this happened and you will appreciate this more.

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you have the time, stop. Great place for photographs. Unusual rock structure. Welcome to the American West!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We traveled the full loop and stopped at many of the points of interest. The park has a very nice welcome center with gift shop and restrooms. We enjoyed the colorful vistas and took a short hike to see the petrified trees up close. Easy hiking for all ages, wheelchair accessible too. A friendly park ranger was on hand to... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful drive through at dusk. The only thing is the inn will be closed by then and depending on which direction you are coming from, the other gate, guest service, gift shop will be closed. The view is spectacular and makes for gorgeous pictures.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a breathtakingly lovely National Park-so well cared for and the Rangers are amazingly informative, helpful and courteous!!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The long light highlights all of the many colors in the painted desert. A rainbow of wonderful strata rich in the primeval forests. Fascinating. the drive through the park and the visitor center don't take much time - just a loop off of I40 and worth the break from the highway. One of the most accessible of national parks

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

WOW! I guess the areas I visit are truly the best treasures of the American landscape. This is so beautiful and with a fascinating history.

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greendale, wi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have a national park pass, so we try to see most parks when traveling. This park is a two pronged plus park. The painted desert portion is very scenic and the old hotel museum is interesting. Continue on the road through the park to see the petroglyphs of old visitors and residents along with the many... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the scenery. It was stunning and awe inspiring. We enjoyed using the cd narration guide as we drove through, I highly recommend it.

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Address: 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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