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Petrified Wood Park

500 Main Ave, Lemmon, SD 57638-1523
+1 605-374-3964
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Found this little known place in a Reader's Digest guide. This is quite an extensive place with a... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Good place to see history and geology of the region

The Petrified Wood Park takes up a full block on Main Street of Lemmon, SD. The petrified wood was... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Tyndall, South Dakota
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500 Main Ave, Lemmon, SD 57638-1523
+1 605-374-3964
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Found this little known place in a Reader's Digest guide. This is quite an extensive place with a great story on its construction. This is the most significant gathering of petrified wood we have seen and it was quite impressive. The museum's collection of various...More

Thank 615charlesr
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Petrified Wood Park takes up a full block on Main Street of Lemmon, SD. The petrified wood was collected in the early 1930's, much from my great grandparent's farm just north of Lemmon. It is on display including fossils, dinosaur tracks, and other interesting...More

Thank rustyroland
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I was petrified being there........ Man made stuff, don't waste your time....really disappointed drove hrs to see this and it was a total waste to time. Not even a good restaurant in town!

Thank Vi S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to get steps while visiting Lemmon. The park emphasizes petrified wood sculptures but has several primary segments and other mineralized objects. There is a museum and restroom on site.

Thank ForanGrandForks_ND
Reviewed 17 September 2016

If your in the area, you have to stop and check out the park, it is "AWESOME"!!! The park will take your breath away and it makes you want to "rock hunting".

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We ate lunch in a local restaurant and were told by some of the local people that this would be a nice place to visit. We were not disappointed. I would not drive far out of the way to see, burt if close , make...More

Thank Don T
Reviewed 29 August 2016

On a tip we decided to divert thru Lemmon, SD between visits to the Black Hills and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. What we found was an entire park, museum and shop built out of petrified wood!

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Oh to have such an artistic mind........ Amazing. Beautiful. The designs are such a honor to the wood. You can walk through the park and see all different formation. Do not pass this up! !!

Thank Lori A
Reviewed 16 July 2016

travel back in time to Hwy 12 the first north trans-continental route from Plymouth rock to Puget sound touted as the shortest route to Yellowstone -built by local men, hired by local business man as a roadside attraction to get people to stop at his...More

Thank ExecChef
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Worth a stop regardless of time of year. The park reflects a time when this type of display was typical to lure traffic driving cross country. It made us laugh and ponder in awe. As a display of petrified wood, I have never seen its...More

Thank ELLeonard
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John K
3 November 2016|
Response from 28world-traveler |
There are pieces of petrified wood avalible in the gift shop, but a local would be able to tell you where some can be found.