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Rainbow Forest

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Outdoors
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Owner description: An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.
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Brisbane, Australia
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298 reviews 298 reviews
191 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

These petrified trees have all the colours of the rainbow captured. It is great to do the easy walk and just look at the beauty captured from so long ago.

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Seabrook, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

all locations of the park were easily accessible. the park rangers were kind and informative. We really enjoyed seeing all the colors of the petrified wood that we never knew existed before seeing them here. The prices in the gift shop were very high, so we took only pictures!

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Hunt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We began our tour of the Petrified Forest at the Rainbow Forest Museum at the south end of the park. The trail with information stops (with pamphlet) was very interesting. We especially enjoyed the wonderful colors of the petrified wood. The displays in the museum were clear and very informative. Due to a time limit, we visited about half of... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Came through the area in 2004 and wanted to stop again. This visit we bought a tour audio cd to listen to while going through park. It is available at both ends in park offoce. It was great and helped us to better understand what we where seeing. It made a major difference this time. Was less then 10 dollars... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The petrified wood was very cool to see. It was all very colorful. This while national park was great and a lot bigger and better than I imagined it to be.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I had a whole different idea as to what maybe involved in a forest in the desert. I was pleasantly surprised. Very interesting and pretty.

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Chardon Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited Petrified Forest National Park in Mid-May. This is something you should do if you have never seen petrified wood before, otherwise it might not be worth the trip. You can do this park and the Painted Dessert in half a day. The down side is the park makes you feel like a criminal as soon as you get... More

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Dallas, Texas
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The geology of the area was interesting. The downed and petrified logs were unique. I'll swear, though, there is more petrified wood and logs in gift shops in Holbrook than in the national park. I understand that it didn't used to be illegal to take petrified logs from the park until a few decades ago; so much was taken and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The rainbow forest was great. The fossil is trees are amazing. With the beautiful colors in them. And you can tell they were trees too.

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Rancho Cucamonga
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is really out of the way, no matter where you are, but it was worth the stop for us. It was only $10 per vehicle. We could have spent all day there, but only had a little time. We didn't venture into the park too far, but saw and learned many things just around the Rainbow Forest Museum. We... More

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