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Rainbow Forest

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Address: Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.

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I love the national parks, but admittedly didn't have high expectations for this park. I was wrong, this place was really impressive and visitors MUST get out of their car to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
indyemmett
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Muncie, Indiana
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just not a lot to do here. Interesting to read how they think some of the wood got here given the current landscape but a few hours was more than enough. This is probably the best walk.

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Muncie, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the national parks, but admittedly didn't have high expectations for this park. I was wrong, this place was really impressive and visitors MUST get out of their car to appreciate.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

On a cold, windy day it was a great driving and photo experience. Make sure to go to the visitor Center/museum first. The context is essential here.

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Essex, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The Painted Desert/Petrified Forest is a photographer's dream - so many miles of scenic driving and several amazing places to not only snap but to experience. Who would ever think rock could be so interesting?

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Sadly the bits of petrified wood had been so abused before it was saved it was almost like it was too little too late.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Combined this with Painted desert . A pleasant drive with stops for photos. Saw some wildlife as we drove through.

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The Colony
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

It's just astonishing what happened to this forest...and to think it was originally located 4 degrees north of the equator (millions of years ago, when Pangea was still intact). The "wood" looks in many cases like it could still burn if ignited. We wouldn't have missed this for the world.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

nother great part of the park and worth the short walk. The scenery is great and the petrified loogs always an interest

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

If you like rocks and fossils, this is the place. Nice museum, and short trail among the petrified conifers. Take your camera.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We arrived at the Visitor Center by Interstate 40 and were helped by a couple of friendly, young park rangers. Besides receiving the map of the park we bought a self touring CD guide which really enhanced the experience with its audio commentary as we drove along. Our first stop at one of the Painted Desert views was incredible with... More 

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