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Address: Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 9285243138
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An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.

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We have several pieces of petrified wood so when we knew we would be close this was put on our agenda. The ONLY bad part is you can not take any of the wood/rocks out if the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Linda F
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Brigham City, Utah, United States
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Brigham City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have several pieces of petrified wood so when we knew we would be close this was put on our agenda. The ONLY bad part is you can not take any of the wood/rocks out if the park, and just in case you are thinking "they will never know" be aware that they do have a vehicle inspection as you... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our drive through the Petrified Forest. It's very interesting to see such outstanding examples of nature.

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Thank Valorie C
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a really nice place to go for geology lover! The only bad point is you can't bring pieces of wood at home.

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Sedalia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drive through petrified forest and make stops at sites along the way. There is an entry fee. Easy access to sites, little walking or more walking if you want it. The sites are very accessible. Pretty regular spaced bathrooms. There is a small dinosaur museum, petroglyphs, ancient remains of buildings, petrified wood, a gift shop. Take lots of water, good... More 

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Federal Way, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened on the Petrified Forest national park and were glad we stayed. It was a long 28 miles with all the stops, after an 18 minute movie to start at the visitor's center. The cafe was already closed when we arrived, and we couldn't quite bring ourselves to try the prickly pear candy, so we stuck with the trail... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique experience! Wow! The trees have been there forever - and walking, driving through takes you back in time. I was just amazed to see it all - the kids too. It was hard to keep them on the paths!! The painted desert was astounding - I had no clue all this was here. The shops at front... More 

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Concord,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the petrified forest. It took us a good part of the day to drive through it, but the jr. Ranger program helped us learn so much. The Rangers were great and very helpful.

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Thank Joyce W
Southern Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visitors Center was interesting with the dinosaur skeletons and other exhibits, and the idea of trees which are hundreds of millions years old is overwhelming, but in actuality it was not so spectacular than some other National Parks we have visited. The distances between view points were long and there wasn't that much to see, and even the ancient giant... More 

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Seneca, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in to the park at the south entrance. We visited the museum/info center and walked the path behind it. It is interesting to see the trees and know that where they are laying is where they have been for a very long time. We stopped at a place that had some petroglyphs and another small museum. Overall other... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving north from Show Low to Chinle/Canyon de Chelly, this was our first stop in exploring Petrified Forest NP. Had a nice, short walk on the paved loop trail to see up close scattered petrified wood turned colorful rocks - through hundreds of millions of years of geological changes. They're beautiful. The small museum provided information which could help us... More 

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