Mississippi Petrified Forest

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124 Forest Park Road, Flora, MS 39071 124 Forest Park Road, Flora Directions
+16018798189
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Great experience with children. Beautiful scenery.
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Wear shoes for walking
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Be sure it hasn't rained one or two days before your visit Pick a day when it is nice to be outdoors
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If you like nature and seeing what nature can do over centuries and you like walking with family or friends, then you will love this It doesn't take long but it is fun
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We had a great time Such history
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nice little walk, eat at Bills or The Blue Rooster after
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Short walk through the woods was very enjoyable
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Report | 5 months ago
Very nice walk through a shaded forest The earth science museum and rock shop were great!
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Sunday morning is a great time to go. We had the forest to ourselves! Friendly staff. Unexpected Delight!
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Stop at some point and just listen to the silence. It's so peaceful. Love this place. Going to camp there in the fall.
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Tremendous trees with 12-foot-wide trunks towered a hundred feet into the sky 36 million years ago, dominating the landscape for centuries before succumbing to the passage of time. An ancient river carried them halfway across the continent and deposited them in a logjam in Mississippi, where they slowly turned to stone. Though the river is long gone, the site thrives today as registered national landmark. The Mississippi Petrified Forest showcases the lifecycle of these primordial trees turned petrified logs.

A shady six-block nature trail winds around the site and ends at an earth-science museum, which contains a collection of dinosaur footprints, whale bones, and a prehistoric camel. Patrons can also screen rocky samples in a water flume for rough gemstones that they can take home or use to save their neighborhood from land developers.

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