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Address: Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Eroded area of the Painted Desert where colors are brilliant.

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The entire park affords a quiet and secluded opportunity to enjoy nature in a most unusual way. Peaceful experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
momof3bluegrass
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The entire park affords a quiet and secluded opportunity to enjoy nature in a most unusual way. Peaceful experience.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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236 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

They only give out 3 permits per week on a first come basis. Was very surprised permit was available on Easter weekend. Have to drive up interstate a few miles and drive on a dirt road. NPS directions were a little vague to find trailhead after you park car. Just go across the very large wash and near the dirt... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

In order to do the devils playground hike, you'll need to get a permit from the visitors center. Only 3 permits are given a week. Finding the start of the hike was a little difficult. You're given a map from the park ranger at the visitor center but we were still confused. You'll be parking your car at the top... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This is worth the stop; take the camera. the wide open vistas with the amazing formations and colors are stunning.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The experience was better than expected. The entire place is different and stunning, providing endless photographic opportunities. Definitely worth a stop.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Wonderful sight. A must see if your in the USA. The Devils elbow can only be taken in with your own eyes.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

if you could catch this when it has the sun on it in the morning or evening it is very colorful, maybe if it had some moisture to highlight the colors. Even without those it is an extreme landscape, more rugged than the badlands on a smaller scale

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The range of colours, and their layering are magnificent. Photos will be best if taken on a clear morning.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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725 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The colors make me speechless. They are simply beautiful. Nothing else but nature could create such beauty. Simply wow.

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United States
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601 reviews
430 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Beautiful views that are somewhat reminiscent of the Badlands of South Dakota. Imagine riding or walking in this part of the country long ago when there were just horses and your own two feet! What a trek that would be...but it is gorgeous nonetheless.

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