Petrified Forest

Calistoga, CA

Where are we going?

Petrified Forest
4100 Petrified Forest Rd
CA 94515

707 942 6667

What is there to do?

Are you ready to go back in time 3 million years? You are? Then get ready because we're about to explore California's Petrified Forest!

At this stunning and iconic natural wonder, your family day out can be spent following the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country.

It's during this nature-filled adventure that you can learn all about the redwood trees that once grew in abundance in the exact spot you're standing on.

Kids, the learning keeps on giving when you hear all about how nearly 3 and a half million years ago a local volcano turned them to stone. Sound amazing? That's because it is!

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

Make sure you take your camera, because you will need to be reminded of how incredible this part of the USA is!

So get out into nature, pack that sense of adventure and enjoy the wonders of the Petrified Forest!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12 for Main Trail and Meadow Walk

Children: $6 (ages 6-11) & $8 (Ages 12-17) for Main Trail and Meadow Walk

Discount: Seniors $11

Free Under: 6 years.


When can we go?

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

Open all year except Christmas Day


Any top tips?

Look into whether you want the main walk, meadow walk or both: they vary! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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