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Address: Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 9285243138
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An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.

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The Rainbow Forest Museum was very education!

The Park Rangers and volunteers in the Rainbow Forest Museum were very friendly and helpful. I did not know that someone who is permanently disabled can receive a pass to ALL THE... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
alr464
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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134 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Park Rangers and volunteers in the Rainbow Forest Museum were very friendly and helpful. I did not know that someone who is permanently disabled can receive a pass to ALL THE NATIONAL PARKS FOR FREE!!! They don't advertise this but all you have to do is ask!! Would have saved us $30 at the Grand Canyon if we had... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The whole of the Petrified Forest National Park is wonderful. We stopped at every point on the drive trail and did all the walks, all of which I'd highly recommend. Walking around these rainbow logs was amazing, the colours are beautiful and make it an awesome photo opportunity.

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Thank Kate P
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We took all afternoon hiking the many trails and didn't make it to our final destination! Better to go here forenoon to have plenty of time.

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Thank Pam B
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The rainbow forest entry to petrified forest has two large gift shops just outside the entrance and then two more park run smaller gift shops inside the gate $20/car for park entry Very nice small museum. Free They have an 18 min movie--a bit dated but still informative. The trail right at the visitor center is a nice introduction to... More 

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Gingoog City, Philippines
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332 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Beauty all around us. Different than what you see in the mountains with green trees and blue lakes, this is filled with reds, browns and yellows but equally distance views that bring peace and relaxation to ones mind. Bring lots of water. Looking at what was a tree, part of a large forest will bring to each of us that... More 

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Ephrata, Washington, United States
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112 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I thought maybe we would see a few logs but they are everywhere, just shining like jewels. This park is gorgeous and a great place for kids.

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Thank ChinaGal_57
Campton, New Hampshire
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71 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

A must see that should be on everyone's list. Very interesting and informative. The staff is friendly and helpful. Definitely a recommended stop.

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Depending on your entrance, this is the first or last stop. Either way, this is one you should not skip. Very nice selection of good logs and chunks here.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A great site and so cool to see so many trees of multiple facsinating colors just left over from a long ago age. A true wonder its an easy drive through park and you can get out and walk around a bit as well.

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Show Low, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Petrified Forest and Painted Desert are truly a sight to see. You feel like you are viewing another planet. The Rock Shops at the entrance are very interesting and sell some unique, wonderful items.

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