Mississippi Petrified Forest

Mississippi Petrified Forest

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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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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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  • $7 for two general admissions (up to a $14 value)
  • $14 for four general admissions (up to a $28 value)

There will be a drawing for a ‘Family Fun Pass,’ which is good for 20 anytime admissions and has a value of up to $140 for customers who redeem their vouchers on or before September 30, 2014.

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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    Mississippi Petrified Forest

    124 Forest Park Road

    Flora, MS 39071

    +16018798189

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