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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From scenic sites to exciting attractions, Mississippi Petrified Forest in Flora, MS is a prime choice for your next vacation.

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Report | 8 days ago
A great place to take my grandchildren. The staff was very helpful.
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Report | 20 days ago
We had a great time! It was more of a light walk around the woods with signs marking petrified wood and the story behind them. The store was large and full of great items! Perfect for rock lovers.
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Report | 3 months ago
Great little trail with historical markers. We also loved the gift shop!
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Report | 4 months ago
Really enjoyed the nature walk and learning about the geology and ecology of the area.
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Report | 7 months ago
So beautiful, such history , just wow. The lady in the gift shop was very knowledgeable and helpful with my girl. She knew a lot about the fossils and stones. Thanks for a great day. Dixie Lee
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Report | 7 months ago
I enjoyed the experience. Nature is beautiful and there are some important elements of history there. My children loved reading the artifacts, as well.
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Report | 7 months ago
Such a beautiful trail. Very interesting. Be prepared to read your own facts. No guided tour here, but still worth it. Very glad we went.
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Report | 8 months ago
It's a short visit but the gift shop and museum are really good.
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Report | 8 months ago
It was all around a good trip. Had a very pleasant experience.
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Report | 9 months ago
Very nice campground and the trail through the petrified forest is nice, well marked, and educational. Staff were friendly over the phone and in person
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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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