Flora, Mississippi: Mississippi Petrified ForestThe 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
Visitor Tips and News About 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]
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]
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 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]
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]