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Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Vantage, WA
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Kids loved it

great place!5 and 10 yr old loved this adventure. I enjoyed the ranger,she was very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carla T
via mobile
Fascinating, but maybe not on a warm day.

It is worth seeing if you combine it with a lunch on a road trip. However, there should be shade... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jonas L
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A 16-million year old forest of petrified wood.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

great place!5 and 10 yr old loved this adventure. I enjoyed the ranger,she was very informative,loved what she was doing. We spent over an hour here in the fresh air,great views.the interpretive center is a must! After watching the video, the 5yr old kept explaining...More

Thank Carla T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth seeing if you combine it with a lunch on a road trip. However, there should be shade available for the lunch/eating, when we were there we had 95 degr F/35 degr C, so we had cut the sightseeing walk short and drive...More

Thank Jonas L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very excited to see a petrified forest in Washington State and not having to drive down to Arizona, however it was a huge disappointment. We followed the signs from I-90 and arrived at a parking lot. There were no fees but also there...More

Thank Annamaria S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an intersting place to visit. Small museum with nice collection. Very hot and no shade. Good for a short stop on I90. The gem shop nearby was closed and looked abandoned and I know it is not run by the state park but...More

Thank odhett
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is an interesting stop along Interstate 90, where it crosses the Columbia River. There is a museum on the bluff above the river, where there are fine scenic views. There is also a picnic area with some shade, which can...More

Thank ALFriedman
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Do not let the name "forest" fool you, the entire thing consists of chunks of logs locked up in cages. I tried to get a couple pictures and you couldn't even do that. It's also very hot, inhabited by rattlesnakes and the cages are spaced...More

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this State Park in August, temperature was high 80's. We hiked part of the trail, and saw some neat petrified rocks sticking out of the ground, but it was too hot to hike farther. Down the road, close to the town of Vantage,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Came here, stopped at the visitor center . The staff was friendly and informative. The actual trails are a few miles away. It was difficult to push a stroller on the trail with my one year old. He weighs 25lbs so too heavy to carry....More

Thank panteralovr2781
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great history lesson, easy quick stop off of interstate 90, beautiful view of the Columbia River. Visitor center staffed with helpful and informative park rangers.

Thank 007DAWG
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great interpretive center with petrified rock collections and local history. Nice viewing platform looking over the Columbia River.

Thank akfishingirl
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