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“Waste of money”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Petrified Forest

Petrified Forest
Ranked #6 of 67 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.
Winnipeg, Canada
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Waste of money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Very small area, an absolute waste on money. Most of the wood is fenced in, outrageously priced gift shop. Not advised.

Visited March 2014
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“Petrified Forest Not a "Must See"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were driving by after having gone to the fabulous Safari West animal park, and decided to stop. It was interesting to see the old petrified downed trees but it wasn't all that impressive. Just a few logs laying on the ground, pretty much. Glad I didn't drive way out of my way to see this.

Visited March 2014
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

The petrified trees are totally amazing. We took the self guided tour but had a chat with an enthusiastic educator on the trail who filled in some gaps. Would have been nice to have more information on the boards. Perhaps a little expensive at $20 per couple.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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“Petrified forest, Calistoga, California”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Trees that have been turned to rock by volcanic activity and lying submerged for millions of years unearthed while digging for cultivation. There is a gift shop where you can buy small bits of polished pieces in various shapes. The walk is very nice and the staff friendly. There is also a guided tour which is not actually required. Nice place to spend a couple of hours

Visited March 2014
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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“Unbelievable to see what occurred 3 million year ago”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

I had not visited here since 1969 when I was a in 2nd grade. It's totally different as an adult and one has more knowledge of history and our earth. To see petrified redwoods in person is well worth the trip. We spend an hour or so here and well with the stop off between Kenwood and Calistoga on our way to Napa.

Visited February 2014
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