Flora, Mississippi: Mississippi Petrified Forest

The only petrified forest east of the Mississippi, plus black light rocks.
124 Forest Park Rd, Flora, MS
Southwest of town. US Hwy 49 to Peach St., turn west, then immediately turn south onto Petrified Forest Rd.
Daily 9-6 (Call to verify)
Adults $7.00
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Petrified Wood Forest cat. Mississippi Petrified Forest

There is a very friendly cat who is the unofficial mascot of the petrified forest. We discovered her when we first walked onto the trail, and she followed us throughout its entirety.

[Albert, 01/02/2014]
Petrified wood. Mississippi Petrified Forest

The Mississippi Petrified Forest was a neat place, but I am not convinced that it was worth the price we paid to get in -- considering that only about five of the 26 stops on the nature trail actually had petrified wood to see. Our favorites were Stop 6 (a 14,940 pound piece of petrified wood that looks like a frog) and Stop 8 ("Caveman's Bench").

[Claros Clan, 08/23/2013]
Petrified Forest - Rock Wood

Probably better in Spring so you can see the undergrowth all sprung up -- still a petrified forest, so still awesome to see any time of year. Plus gift shop is great, beads and jewelry making, rocks and fulgurites.

[Lagrimasdeoro, 10/12/2011]
Petrified Forest

Petrified Forest is a six block nature walk. The tour is self-guided but easy to understand. Ideal for anyone with even the slightest interest in nature or earth history. And it has a kicking gift shop. Ideal for any family or science class field trip.

[wendeeta, 08/31/2010]
Mississippi Petrified Forest

The Mississippi Petrified Forest was a nice nature walk, even though it was more like a few petrified logs mixed in with the forest. The kids had fun panning for gems. It was a nice get-out-of-the-house trip.

[wallflowerone, 06/20/2010]

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