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Petrified Wood Park

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Address: 500 Main Ave, Lemmon, SD 57638-1523
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+1 605-374-3964

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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".

Reviewed September 16, 2016
Timothy M
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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
Council Bluffs, IA
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 a visit. The different designs and petrified wood are good. The statue of GD Lemmon... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

On a tip we decided to divert thru Lemmon, SD between visits to the Black Hills and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. What we found was an entire park, museum and shop built out of petrified wood!

1 Thank Rick M
Woodstock, Illinois
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77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016 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! !!

Thank Lori A
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158 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Thank ELLeonard
Mauston, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Tim W
Balaton, mn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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.

Thank Blazer57
Port Orchard, Washington
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289 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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.

Thank Wanderer0213
Dewey, Arizona
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank Cheryl S

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