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Mississippi Petrified Forest

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Address: 124 Forest Park Road, MS
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+1 601-879-8189
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Pleasent Surprise

We drove out to the petrified forest on a whim based on the TripAdvisor reviews and it was pleasant surprise. There are plenty of picnic tables and a camping area that was well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
HoxInSox
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Odenton, Maryland
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Odenton, Maryland
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We drove out to the petrified forest on a whim based on the TripAdvisor reviews and it was pleasant surprise. There are plenty of picnic tables and a camping area that was well maintained. We found the petrified forest path very intriguing. The fossils and petrified items displayed in the building were very interesting. A very large selection of petrified,... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were in Jackson on a lark and decided to take the 30 minute drive to the Petrified Forest. It was so great! The price was right and just the right amount of effort. The walkway is paved and the trees are massive! We could not have been more pleased with our visit. An extensive mineral collection, a nice gift... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place for an outdoor wedding, family reunion or just on a picnic. This place is historical and has a cute little gift shop but the employees as well as the maintenance and grounds keepers are super friendly as well as accommodating. The pavilions are large and picnic areas are strategically placed to house several different events at the same... More 

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Ecru, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I found out about this through a Groupon offer and we decided to give it a try. It was a lot of fun, really pretty, and lots of good historical and scientific info. Kids enjoyed the trail a lot. My husband is into science and geology and loved the museum. The gift shop was awesome too. We even ate a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is located in Flora so it's a little off the beaten path but it is well worth the extra time. They have a nature trail that you walk with highlighted markers giving the specific information about each numbered point of interest. This is the only petrified forest in the whole Eastern half of the USA! You will see giant... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Not only is the Forest trail a wonderful historical Natural learning experience (and tranquil as well); but the gem and rock and fossil museum is World Class and amazingly diverse and thorough!!! A real pleasant surprise. Also, many wonderful crystals, sculptures, artifacts, etc., for sale.

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Thank glissendorfd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I visited the Mississippi Petrified Forest with my family almost thirty years ago and was excited to return with my brood. My fond memories were reconfirmed on this visit. The trail through the park is accessible for all ages, and my four kids - ages 2 to 9 - all had a good time. The self-guided tour brochure provided good... More 

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Greenville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy trail walks and learning something about our earth's history this is for you. I found the self guided tour very well laid out with a clear pathway. The brochure given on the start of tour described, in detail points of interest along the pathway. The entire self-guided tour took approximately 1 hour.

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Frost
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This was extremely interesting! The walking trail is beautiful and seeing the petrified wood is super cool! The information booklet is very helpful and educational! The walk was refreshing and a nice break from the car! I would recommend a visit!

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Thank carlislejenny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This park is full of history! The booklet gave us such insight into why things were the way they were. The fossils and rocks were amazing to look at and the gift shop was reasonably priced! Overall I'd come again.

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