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Review of Petrified Forest

Petrified Forest
Ranked #14 of 74 things to do in Calistoga
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Owner description: A number of huge redwoods in this forest point away from Mount St. Helena, which once erupted violently.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This petrified forest is listed in a book of the world's 31 most interesting petrified forests. Created from a volcanic eruption 3.4 million years ago, these redwood trees have been preserved for posterity. I had never seen anything like it.

Thank SelectiveSusan
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

It was actually $20.00 my wife was with me. If you have nothing else to do with $10 then go and see it, but for the adventure I could have had a better time walking in one of the beatiful parks in the area. I felt stupid for being sucked in!

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you happen to be in the area or looking for visiting tier-2 locations in the bay area then this is an ok place to visit. Entrance fee is slightly on the higher side. Look for the coupon in their website. There is a gift shop also.

Thank praspn
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

If you're interested in fossilized wood, the you should go. Guess I'm more into live things. We have 1 picture of the petrified wood. Since i'm not into science, what else can I say?
The upside - there are some interesting gifts available for every budget. Check out the gift shop if you somehow find yourself at the forest and don't know why you're there.

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Small place out of Santa Rosa, on the side of a hill. Not good if you are handicapped in anyway. I found the old petrified woods in Arizona more interesting and colorful then what was here, to be honest.

Thank ROSully
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