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Crystal Forest Museum & Gift Shop

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Fun, Interesting, Free Campground

The store and museum has a lot of interesting items that relate to the Petrified Forest and Painted... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
via mobile

The gift shop is small and underwelming, the museun explains the history of the trees. They have a... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Lomita, California
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible25%
16 Nov 2018
“Small but informative”
1 Oct 2018
“Busy store? It's All Staged To Sucker You In!”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Video is a good introduction for the park. Also has dinosaur bones of ancient creatures. Large walking area with beautiful crystallized trees. And gift shop. Plenty of parking

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ki0ki
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The gift shop looks busy with customers, or so it appears, until you take a closer look at all the cars parked in front. These cars, on display, are staged to sucker you in. All these vehicles, except for the employee, had flat tires and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raye54
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The store and museum has a lot of interesting items that relate to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. They offer free boondock camping with an RV, tent or sleep in one of their tepees with a dirt floor. Most sites have sheltered picnic tables.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank SpiritsOpinion
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The gift shop is small and underwelming, the museun explains the history of the trees. They have a self guided tour book that is a nice walk thru the Giant Logs and Crystal forest and is a nice place to see lots of wood up...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This store is close to the southern entrance to the Petrified Forest National Park. We really enjoyed looking at all the souvenirs etc and talking to the helpful sales lady. We were not pressured to buy anything, but we did manage to find a couple...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Since we are full time RVers our perspective is based on the fact that we are always on the look out for cheap places to stay when we'll only be a night or two, as well as a solid awareness that we are never required...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank cruciangirl
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This little museum located almost out in no-where-land at Holbrook, AZ is literally a "gem" of a museum and gift shop for those who are geology buffs and native American artwork collector. It is so far out in the desert area that cell phone reception...More

Date of experience: June 2015
5  Thank photograher
Reviewed 2 April 2015

"Free Museum, free petrified wood, free campground, free maps" claim the signs on both sides of the Southern entrance of the Park. There are even some dinosaurs, even if they are fake. Once you get inside, you'll be quick to realize it's your perfect tourist...More

Date of experience: March 2015
6  Thank Oliver S
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