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Visit for Two or Family Fun Pass at the Mississippi Petrified Forest (Up to 52% Off)

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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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1 ratings1 reviews
February 8, 2021
This is a wonderful place for people of all ages. The museum at the end of the trail is so interesting. It sparked an interest in geology in everyone in our group. The trail is beautiful, and the gift shop is really fun and fairly priced, too, so bring some souvenir money!
2 ratings1 reviews
February 7, 2021
A beautiful and educational experience!
2 ratings1 reviews
January 20, 2021
Great educational adventure for the whole family. Just wish the gem mining would have been working.
4 ratings3 reviews
January 5, 2021
Loved it so much!!!! Beautiful history and incredible crystals and artifacts to look at after the walk.
1 ratings1 reviews
December 31, 2020
Fun morning with our granddaughter - we had no problems with her stroller!
13 ratings7 reviews
December 23, 2020
Love this Mississippi gem! The grandkids really enjoyed the walk and the adults enjoyed the new found facts.
1 ratings1 reviews
December 21, 2020
One of the coolest places I have ever been to. We went on a cool, misty day and it was magical!
2 ratings2 reviews
November 30, 2020
I can't believe we didn't know about this spot before. The park is lovingly maintained. There is a short self-guided nature trail through the forest where you can see and read about the area and the many petrified logs. A fair section is handicap accessible, which might be nice for someone in a wheel chair or unsteady on their feet. Would have loved more pictures of the history of the place, but we might have missed that exhibit. There should be a book written about this family and their park! We especially enjoyed the little museum with an incredible mineral collection from all over the world, and the gift shop was also fun to browse with great prices, gems, fossils, minerals, and jewerly. Many little rocks and gems the kids can buy for just a dollar or two. A very fun family excursion, even on a cold and gray day.
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About This Deal

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  • $8.25 for general admission for two ($14 value)
  • $67 for one family fun pass, good for 20 anytime admissions ($140 value)

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Voucher in exchange for punch card; 20-visit punch card never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.