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Petrified Wood Park

500 Main Ave, Lemmon, SD 57638-1523
+1 605-374-3964
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History all around us...

“Petrified wood is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Karen K
via mobile
Worth a stop - Lots of petrified wood and a nearby picnic spot

Be sure to stop at the museum and gift shop and hear the stories from the locals about the vast... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Green Bay
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500 Main Ave, Lemmon, SD 57638-1523
+1 605-374-3964
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

“Petrified wood is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization.” This unique park has great examples of this displayed...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Be sure to stop at the museum and gift shop and hear the stories from the locals about the vast amount of petrified wood that can be found in the area, as well as how the Petrified Wood Park came to be in the first...More

Thank enstrim
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My husband remembered visiting here when he was a kid. It was my first experience, and all I can say is how unique! We walked the paths through the park and visited the museum. The lady at the museum pointed out some things I would...More

Thank Gma4198
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Found this little known place in a Reader's Digest guide. This is quite an extensive place with a great story on its construction. This is the most significant gathering of petrified wood we have seen and it was quite impressive. The museum's collection of various...More

Thank 615charlesr
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Petrified Wood Park takes up a full block on Main Street of Lemmon, SD. The petrified wood was collected in the early 1930's, much from my great grandparent's farm just north of Lemmon. It is on display including fossils, dinosaur tracks, and other interesting...More

Thank rustyroland
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I was petrified being there........ Man made stuff, don't waste your time....really disappointed drove hrs to see this and it was a total waste to time. Not even a good restaurant in town!

Thank Vi S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to get steps while visiting Lemmon. The park emphasizes petrified wood sculptures but has several primary segments and other mineralized objects. There is a museum and restroom on site.

Thank ForanGrandForks_ND
Reviewed 17 September 2016

If your in the area, you have to stop and check out the park, it is "AWESOME"!!! The park will take your breath away and it makes you want to "rock hunting".

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We ate lunch in a local restaurant and were told by some of the local people that this would be a nice place to visit. We were not disappointed. I would not drive far out of the way to see, burt if close , make...More

Thank Don T
Reviewed 29 August 2016

On a tip we decided to divert thru Lemmon, SD between visits to the Black Hills and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. What we found was an entire park, museum and shop built out of petrified wood!

1  Thank Rick M
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John K
3 November 2016|
Response from 28world-traveler |
There are pieces of petrified wood avalible in the gift shop, but a local would be able to tell you where some can be found.