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Great Stop For Park Info

This is the place to learn more about Petrified Forest National Park from informative displays... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan E
Bedford, Indiana
Great stop for the kids, small and big.

Stop here for information on this area of the park. Watch the short film about the area. There is a... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to learn more about Petrified Forest National Park from informative displays & helpful employees. Highlights include full size skeletal displays of prehistoric animals, petrified wood & a well stocked gift shop. I was glad our tour included this stop.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Susan E
Reviewed June 2, 2019

Stop here for information on this area of the park. Watch the short film about the area. There is a very small museum with several fossil skeletons of the animals that once called this place home.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

Located at the southern entrance to the Petrified Forest National Park, this is a nice place to visit. Learn more about the history of the region and to see many artifacts including full size complete skeleton displays of prehistoric animals. Th gift shop has many...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Donna R
Reviewed February 13, 2019

The Rainbow Forest Museum at the south entrance to the Park has it all - Dinosaurs, Petrified Wood, Exhibits & Park Information . It’s a great place to see examples & to learn about the Park. ( Kids were squealing with glee - a well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed November 28, 2018

There is no comparison between the quality of the visitor center now versus when I was here last in 2000. A fantastic improvement. The exhibits and displays are very informative and well done, and the gift shop, although small, has good high quality and interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank parksvisitor
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum is entryway to the beautiful crystallized trees in the back. Museum has dinosaur bones and a neat gift shop. A video loops every 20 minutes

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ki0ki
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Whether you do the north or south forest, start here. The Rainbow Forest Museum has a LOT of helpful information about the forest and the various trails and the staff is very helpful. We told them our interests and they gave us a good itinerary...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PamRoad
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Stop by the museum before you get started on your journey. There are a lot of artifacts on display and a small movie and lots of exhibits for the kids to take in. Great photo opportunities as well. Learn the whole history of the Forest...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed July 25, 2018

The teenagers were very happy to see the dinosaur exhibits. excellent trails behind the museum. Petrified wood has changed to all different colors of rock depending on what chemicals were present when the trees slowly turned to rock.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Westea
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I'm so glad we started at the south end of the park and drove north. The museum provides the first good perspective on how the petrification happened and what to look for. It also discussed the fossils and dinosaurs in the region. Outside is the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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