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Rainbow Forest

Address: Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
Owner description: An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.
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Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
Owner description: An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.
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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I completely agree with what most reviewers have to say: it's amazing walking through this 'forest', full of pretty colors. It's fascinating that the wood has undergone this slow process of fossilization and is probably millions of years old! The one thing that saddened me was the plethora of shops right outside the national park selling petrified wood by the... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
32 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just rode thru the Petrified Forest-truly amazing. This small museum located near the exit is a must see. The dinosaur collection is truly amazing and the history informative. Great for kids and adults!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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320 reviews 320 reviews
208 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Rawlings, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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