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Address: Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Description: Eroded area of the Painted Desert where colors are brilliant.

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badlands with color

if you could catch this when it has the sun on it in the morning or evening it is very colorful, maybe if it had some moisture to highlight the colors. Even without those it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

if you could catch this when it has the sun on it in the morning or evening it is very colorful, maybe if it had some moisture to highlight the colors. Even without those it is an extreme landscape, more rugged than the badlands on a smaller scale

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This park is full of interesting scenery and petroglyphs too! The park is very beautiful and it worth a stop if on the way westward. Devil's Playground has many amazing geologic features.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The range of colours, and their layering are magnificent. Photos will be best if taken on a clear morning.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The colors make me speechless. They are simply beautiful. Nothing else but nature could create such beauty. Simply wow.

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Beautiful views that are somewhat reminiscent of the Badlands of South Dakota. Imagine riding or walking in this part of the country long ago when there were just horses and your own two feet! What a trek that would be...but it is gorgeous nonetheless.

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Gibsonton, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

As I drove through Petrified I picked up beautiful wood samples to bring home. What colors, the drive through Painted desert was icing on the trip. Petroglyphs, the amazing scenery and vibrant colors. If possible, go! P.S. , the samples were bought at Fred Harvey. Y'all take only pictures, no wood please.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is a small treasure of a national park. The petrified wood is truly amazing and is plentiful to see in its two museums and, even better, out on the paths and drives. It’s amazing to see petrified logs strewn around as if giants had laid them flat centuries ago. The colors and textures of the former wood remain in... More 

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I am working in this part of the country for the summer, so on my days off, i enjoy trying to absorb as much of the local scenery as I can. This place is a "short trip' from where I am staying at Gallup, NM, and I had an enjoyable afternoon visitng this part of the state. NM is called... More 

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Fallbrook, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is a drive thru with a few pull offs to explore. Road is very well paved. The scenery is so colorful and beautiful, the petrified wood was neat to look at. Great family fun!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

The entire park is a marvel! Take time to visit newspaper rock to see over 650 petriglyphs.

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