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“Rode through on motorcycles, made one picture stop”
Review of Rainbow Forest

Rainbow Forest
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Owner description: An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.
Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Rode through on motorcycles, made one picture stop”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

The geology of the area was interesting. The downed and petrified logs were unique. I'll swear, though, there is more petrified wood and logs in gift shops in Holbrook than in the national park. I understand that it didn't used to be illegal to take petrified logs from the park until a few decades ago; so much was taken and is now for sale just outside the park.

Interesting is my word to describe this park.

Visited July 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The rainbow forest was great. The fossil is trees are amazing. With the beautiful colors in them. And you can tell they were trees too.

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Rancho Cucamonga
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Interesting sites”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is really out of the way, no matter where you are, but it was worth the stop for us. It was only $10 per vehicle. We could have spent all day there, but only had a little time. We didn't venture into the park too far, but saw and learned many things just around the Rainbow Forest Museum. We got some great photos, got to touch petrified wood & enjoy the beautiful scenery. It was cool to learn about all of the fossils found there. It was a long drive out of our way, but worth it for us.

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best look at petrified logs.”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

In June 2014 the loop trail is under construction that looks to last a while, making this a 1.6 mile out/back trail, but it is the best way to see a bunch of petrified logs.
There is no shade on the trail so it gets hot, especially when retracing steps, but seeing this is the reason you are here.

Visited June 2014
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Valrico, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

This offers, aside from the Crystal Forest, the most expansive remnants of the petrified trees. The walks are nicely laid out offering a plethora of photo ops. The visitors center is extremely nice offering activities for the kids and families, restrooms, a gift shop, and a snack bar.

Visited June 2014
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