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

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Beautiful and very interesting

Being among those petrified fallen trees, which where there already 250 million years ago, made me feel very humble. It's almost a little trip back in time, when dinosaurs where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Being among those petrified fallen trees, which where there already 250 million years ago, made me feel very humble. It's almost a little trip back in time, when dinosaurs where roaming the land, kind of otherworldly. One day is enough time to enjoy the park without hurry, most of the viewpoints are accessible only by car/bike. The foot trails are... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum was the first stop on my tour of the Petrified Forest National Park. Even though it was small, it gave a great history about how the forest was formed as well as showed several dinosaur skeletons. Make sure to stop here if you are interested in how the forest was formed and how the different minerals contribute to... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I stopped here on a trip across the country I must say it is one of the best national parks I have been to stop at visitor center first to pick up a map while driving through the park there are several pull-offs where you can view the forest and one fairly short trail which allows you to see logs... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Petrified Forest was a special place. Just looking at the landscape and the logs you could almost feel the history around you. Imagine animals walking around and Indians hunting in the colorful area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Just as the Devil's Playground and Blue Mesa are the two MUST stops in the Painted Desert area of the Park...so Agate Bridge and Rainbow Forest are the places to see in the Petrified Forest area.

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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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