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

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Gorgeous!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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United States
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
169 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
54 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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