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Address: Black Forest, Petrified Forest National Park, Apache County, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Forest of darkly-colored petrified wood.

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This provides a view of the petrified logs over a wide expanse and is worth a visit. It is near the Blue mesa and has great biews and scenery.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This provides a view of the petrified logs over a wide expanse and is worth a visit. It is near the Blue mesa and has great biews and scenery.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

The historic value alone is worth the trip, the beauty of it is a bonus. So happy and impressed with the entire park. The staff was very friendly and informative. Definitely worth the stop if your in the area or planning a vacation.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Simply beautiful here. Seeing the old petroglyfs are stunning to view. So much natural, and ancient people's history here. Good informative signs around, but they could have been better.

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Poteau, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

I have never seen anything like this place in my entire life !! To see these huge trees that once could have been cut with a saw, that now would take a diamond blade to even phase them is an odd & almost surreal thing to realize, that there was once a forest here & they now lie in the... More 

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West Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

I had the good fortune to spend two weeks in the Petrified Forest National Park on an assignment and can say without hesitation that it was one of the most amazing places I've ever visited. The name is misleading: the petrified wood is just one of many complex and compelling attractions, including fossils from the Late Triassic period (224-million years... More 

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Brookings, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

The Black Forest is really the northern part of Petrified Forest National Park, better known as the Painted Desert, and very handy from I-40. You can actually pull off the freeway and enjoy the visitors center, gift shop and restaurant without paying the entrance fee to get into the park, but there's also much to see just a few miles... More 

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Hephzibah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

We toured the Petrified Forest in Arizona the same trip we made to the Grand Canyon in 2005 This park was simply breath taking. The colors, the size, and the abundance of petrified wood laying on the grounds of what use to be a forest turned desert. There was no charge, you could not pick up any of the petrified... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

The Black Forest is near the north end of the Petrified Forest National Park. There are restrooms, a restaurant, and a large visitors center near by. This was our last stop through the park, so we were a little tired, but still enjoyed the views.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

A lovely drive through and stop. The visitor centre and walk was great. A very interesting park. Overall a very good and worthwile place to visit

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san jose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2011

I saw several reviews complaining that it's not really a "forest" as the name indicates. That's apparently due to the tourists taking away a piece of petrified rock as souvenir when they visit. Supposedly, 1 ton of petrified wood goes missing every month. The photos I saw of the old petrified forest looks accurate to me. We were very pleased... More 

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