National Parks / Natural World

Petrified Forest Calistoga

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Petrified Forest
The 4100 Petrified Forest Road
Calistoga
CA
94515
Tel: 707 942 6667

Where are we going today?

The Petrified Forest

Step back in Time over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country.

Take a 30 minute guided walking tour of the stunning upper meadow and hear how the petrification came to pass.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFrom $10
  • ChildrenFrom $9
  • Free Under: 6 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

9am to 5pm winter, 9am to 7pm summer.

Open all year except Christmas Day

Teachers corner

Information for educators is offered..

Any Top Tips?

Look into whether you want the main walk, meadow walk or both: they vary!.

What people are saying?

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    Beautiful drive through the park, friendly staff all around. Road was a little rough in spots. We drove through with a motorhome towing a vehicle and had no problems. Rangers let us know where we could park without problem. Stunning views.

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    Drove over three hundred miles through the Painted Desert if you want the best view all you have to do is pay the $ 10 and drive from the Petrified Forest in the Painted Desert. The road goes from interstate 40 to Holbrook Arizona. Another great route is near four corners drive route 191

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    Don't be stupid, feed yourself knowledge! My favorite sections include the Petrified Forest National Park, and Best Sellers.Also, you can find me downstairs looking through science,social science, psychology and business.

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    Amazing place, if you love history and nature this is a must see. If you want souvenirs though go down the road to any shop outside the park and prices are much cheaper

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    I've lived in the local area my entire life and only recently got to experience the PFNP. It was amazing. I would recommend that you take your time and really experience the place and wonder. We were in a bit of a hurry but got our fill in 3 hours, I admit that I could have easily spent 3 additional hours there. Do take notice to bring plenty of water, sunblock, and a hat. There isn't any shade so be careful if you're bringing dogs. Also, the shops close at 5, I missed out on the bookstore and really regret it. Will return again for a camping trip...Read More

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I've lived in the local area my entire life and only recently got to experience the PFNP. It was amazing. I would recommend that you take your time and really experience the place and wonder. We were in a bit of a hurry but got our fill in 3 hours, I admit that I could have easily spent 3 additional hours there. Do take notice to bring plenty of water, sunblock, and a hat. There isn't any shade so be careful if you're bringing dogs. Also, the shops close at 5, I missed out on the bookstore and really regret it. Will return again for a camping trip at some point. Plenty of photo and/or sketching opportunities. A gem in the National Park crown for sure.

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