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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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Scenic wonder!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit here and I really enjoyed it. The rainbow forest contains many pieces of petrified wood laid out on the desert floor. It's forbidden to touch (and very much forbidden to try to take some home) but you can photograph as much as you like. There is a visitor centre nearby with restrooms and some information... More 

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Irving, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is one of the most under rated parks. There is plenty to see and do and it is perfect for just a couple of hours or an all day event. We did it as a side trip for about two hours and made it a lunch stop. There are great photo opportunities every where and we learned a... More 

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Brigham City, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 18, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 August 4, 2016 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 August 2, 2016

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 August 1, 2016 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 July 31, 2016 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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