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

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The Rainbow Forest is very close to the entrance to the park from US-180. It is one of the prettiest places in the entire park and has a very good collection of petrified wood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Ellicott City, Maryland

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Rainbow Forest is very close to the entrance to the park from US-180. It is one of the prettiest places in the entire park and has a very good collection of petrified wood. The museum is also located in this section. It's a great place to start a visit to the Petrified Forest and should not be missed.

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Abbeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Since a thunderstorm was literally rolling in, we decided to stop at the museum to not only get out of the rain but also see the movie and exhibits. My favorite exhibit included petrified wood which had been taken by visitors and thence returned, sometimes years later. On letter explained all the bad luck a boy had since stealing the... More 

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Stockton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

For those who are into geology and the study of the earth's development, the Rainbow Forest Museum and Visitor Center will be of interest to you. Though there is a nominal fee to go into the national park, it is worth at least a one time experience to see some of the wonders of mother nature. As you drive along... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Beautiful - Loved seeing all the petrified logs. It is truly spectacular - be sure to get the brochure on how they get "petrified" from the ranger station to truly appreciate and understand the colors.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Stunning colors of everything in all 360 degrees of where you stand. Hard to imagine a forest that once stood here. Take time to ponder the past, and as to how it might have looked like.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Maybe it should have been more apparent to me, but The Petrified Forests of Arizona are not forests but scattered petrified logs strewn about what is now a desert. They are worth seeing butif you are on I-40, it take a couple of hours....although it could have just seemed that way. You do not drive into a forest but as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I am so glad that this area is protected and that by stopping people taking these petrified pieces of wood they will be around for everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Stop and look at the center of the logs in the Rainbow Forest. You can see so many layers of contrasting colors. Take some time and think about the people who saw these logs in their glory of an actual forest.

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Sebastian, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Rainbow Forest is an almost magical place. Seeing all the petrified wood lying on the ground, sticking out of rocks, and now being unearthed by erosion is very interesting. The colors you'll see are pretty amazing too. It takes a while to fully appreciate what you're seeing so don't rush through. Don't just drive on the road, but take the... More 

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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Stopped here with the wife while at the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Parks. The petrified trees are absolutely beautiful. A must see whe nin the parks.

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Address: Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 9285243138
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Petrified Forest National Park

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