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Address: 500 Main Ave, Lemmon, SD 57638-1523
Phone Number: 605-374-3964
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Incredible! !!!

Oh to have such an artistic mind........ Amazing. Beautiful. The designs are such a honor to the wood. You can walk through the park and see all different formation. Do not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lori A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh to have such an artistic mind........ Amazing. Beautiful. The designs are such a honor to the wood. You can walk through the park and see all different formation. Do not pass this up! !!

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Pinson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

travel back in time to Hwy 12 the first north trans-continental route from Plymouth rock to Puget sound touted as the shortest route to Yellowstone -built by local men, hired by local business man as a roadside attraction to get people to stop at his gas station next door in the 1930`s - the museum is worth the look see... More 

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Philip, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Worth a stop regardless of time of year. The park reflects a time when this type of display was typical to lure traffic driving cross country. It made us laugh and ponder in awe. As a display of petrified wood, I have never seen its equal.

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Thank ELLeonard
Mauston, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

We got here after they're normal hrs in the fall ; but we walked around outside & what we saw was very interesting & very creative. We will come back because we'd love to see the info they've got inside.

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Balaton, mn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by for a short visit during the off season. Gift shop was closed. We still thought it was very interesting, if you stop make sure you read the story of how they got the park, it will definitely have more meaning.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We showed up during the off season, the gift store was closed and the fountain was off. But you can still walk around the park.

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Dewey, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I haven't been to Lemmon in at least 35+ years. My 85 year old Father grew up here and we came for business and pleasure. We stopped by the Petrified Wood Park and walked around outside taking pictures and enjoying the beauty of nature and man-made art. We even took pictures and sent them via texts to my brother and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Another treasure in Lemmon SD. This park is a must see if you are in the area. We had fun walking thru the park and the museum and gift shop. The people who run it are very knowledgeable and will tell you all about fossils and petrified wood. We loved it.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Area taken care of, has not changed much over the years. Nice for photos. Small museum and gift shop on site.

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Thank NDtravel52
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting sculptors of concrete and wood with a small gift shop and museum. You can buy a piece f wood and have a pet rock!

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