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Painted Desert Inn

Kachina Point, 1,8 Miles North of North Entrance Station of Petrified Forest NP, Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Super neat history

Love all the history on display here. A very nice stop with lovely views. There's ice cream... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cynthia J
via mobile
Wish the Inn was still open, I would have stayed there!

The Painted Desert Inn is on the National Historic Registry for good reason. Go inside, it is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shuttrrbug
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Kachina Point, 1,8 Miles North of North Entrance Station of Petrified Forest NP, Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love all the history on display here. A very nice stop with lovely views. There's ice cream downstairs too

1  Thank Cynthia J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Painted Desert Inn is on the National Historic Registry for good reason. Go inside, it is a museum now, and provides history of the property. The National Park Service has maintained the property very well. The exterior is worth a walk around as well....More

1  Thank Shuttrrbug
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Stopped here during our trek through the Petrified Forest. Be sure you do too! Lots of history, and if that's not necessarily your thing, it has some amazing views and photo opportunities.

1  Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The Painted Desert Inn is beautiful especially the area with theswivel sttol. The kitchen area is intact and there are great views from the inn. The inn paints a picture f simpler times. Take the time to see it.

2  Thank SlowPoke59
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Spending time here makes one realize just how precious and historic this building is. It also makes one think that staying here would have been the highlight of the Rout 66 drive. Take your time, wander through, gaze and enjoy. Just remember, take your memories,...More

1  Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The views of the Painted Desert are beautiful from here. Route 66 history buffs should enjoy seeing the Inn and learning a bit about its history. We were at the NP to hike and see petrified wood so we briefly checked it out and then...More

1  Thank loonwatchers1993
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the inn and visited with a volunteer who was very informative on the original Inn. It has been restored to its original glamour and the photos of the early years was fun to look through. It’s a great rest stop through the...More

1  Thank bandie101
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

The Inn has been beautifully restored to its past glory as a stop on historic route 66. The Inn just takes about 10 minutes to go thru however you really get a sense of what travelling by car was like in he early part of...More

1  Thank wigsy
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Well kept up adobe style structure. Bathrooms are located downstairs on the right. The area behind the Inn affords the most panoramic views of the desert. We arrived mid-day, the sky was clear with some clouds giving a nice contrast. Sunset must be amazing -...More

1  Thank Paula S
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

As we traveled from Petrified Forest National Park and through the Painted Desert, we stopped at Painted Desert Inn, a one-time hotel, now run by the National Park Service. It’s worth a stop to look into the former guest rooms, and ask questions of the...More

1  Thank William N
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