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Petrified Wood Park

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500 Main Ave, Lemmon, SD 57638-1523
+1 605-374-3964
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Unique, educational, historic and just fun. The family can have fun and still learn geology... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2017
Steven J
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History all around us...

“Petrified wood is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Karen K
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500 Main Ave, Lemmon, SD 57638-1523
500 Main Ave, Lemmon, SD 57638-1523
+1 605-374-3964
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Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

Unique, educational, historic and just fun. The family can have fun and still learn geology, history of the area, science and even construction.

Thank Steven J
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

“Petrified wood is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization.” This unique park has great examples of this displayed...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Be sure to stop at the museum and gift shop and hear the stories from the locals about the vast amount of petrified wood that can be found in the area, as well as how the Petrified Wood Park came to be in the first...More

Thank enstrim
Reviewed August 18, 2017

My husband remembered visiting here when he was a kid. It was my first experience, and all I can say is how unique! We walked the paths through the park and visited the museum. The lady at the museum pointed out some things I would...More

Thank Gma4198
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Found this little known place in a Reader's Digest guide. This is quite an extensive place with a great story on its construction. This is the most significant gathering of petrified wood we have seen and it was quite impressive. The museum's collection of various...More

Thank 615charlesr
Reviewed June 13, 2017

The Petrified Wood Park takes up a full block on Main Street of Lemmon, SD. The petrified wood was collected in the early 1930's, much from my great grandparent's farm just north of Lemmon. It is on display including fossils, dinosaur tracks, and other interesting...More

Thank rustyroland
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

I was petrified being there........ Man made stuff, don't waste your time....really disappointed drove hrs to see this and it was a total waste to time. Not even a good restaurant in town!

Thank Vi S
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to get steps while visiting Lemmon. The park emphasizes petrified wood sculptures but has several primary segments and other mineralized objects. There is a museum and restroom on site.

Thank ForanGrandForks_ND
Reviewed September 16, 2016

If your in the area, you have to stop and check out the park, it is "AWESOME"!!! The park will take your breath away and it makes you want to "rock hunting".

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We ate lunch in a local restaurant and were told by some of the local people that this would be a nice place to visit. We were not disappointed. I would not drive far out of the way to see, burt if close , make...More

Thank Don T
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John K
November 3, 2016|
Response from 28world-traveler |
There are pieces of petrified wood avalible in the gift shop, but a local would be able to tell you where some can be found.