I drove hundreds of miles to visit this "National Park," which felt much more like the "National Monument" it was originally designated to be. You run through the petrified forest, reading every placard and exhibit, in just a couple hours. The Painted Desert, which was added to give the area National Park status, was interesting, but there's only so long you can wander the area in the heat of summer. Arizonans have a nice attraction here, but others might be better off spending an extra couple days in the Grand Canyon or Southern Utah.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 24, 2010
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona 86028