Mississippi Petrified Forest


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In a Nutshell

A petrified-forest trail and museum chronicle the lifecycle of ancient trees that turned to stone over the span of 36 million years

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Promotional value expires May 15, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid on 11/22, 12/25, or during severe weather. Must activate 20-visit option by expiration date on your Groupon in exchange for punch card; 20-visit punch card never expires. Extra $4 fee for Gem Mining Flume. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with this Groupon.

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  • $49 for a family fun pass good for 20 anytime admissions (up to a $140 value)
  • $7 for two general admissions (up to a $14 value)

Mississippi Petrified Forest

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.

Customer Reviews

Great little trail with historical markers. We also loved the gift shop!
Anne R. · November 28, 2016
Really enjoyed the nature walk and learning about the geology and ecology of the area.
Jessica B. · November 2, 2016
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
Dixie M. · August 12, 2016
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    124 Forest Park Rd.

    Flora, Mississippi 39071


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