Richfield Springs, New York: Petrified Creatures Museum

Oddly-proportioned, brightly painted dinosaurs speak to you from push-button mailboxes. Opened in 1934. One-of-a-kind.

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Petrified Creatures Museum

The museum is still running, and most of the figures have had new paint jobs. They all seem to be much brighter. The T-Rex is undergoing some restoration work. A short chat with the proprietress revealed that the place is still for sale, and that attendance is very disappointing this season.

[Kirsten Swanson, 07/28/2005]
Petrified Creatures Museum

The Petrified Creatures Museum is definitely NOT closed. The owner just repainted the four flourescent dinos this year.

[Debra Seltzer, 07/30/2000]
Petrified Creatures Museum

I recommend the Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History, Richland Springs. It was fun fun fun last year when I visited. They are open memorial day to Labor Day. We learned about fossils and prehistoric life that roamed the earth 300 million years ago! Husband, kida and l dug for fossils and found a lot. The gift shop had tons of dinosaur stuff, rocks minerals and exotic stuff from around the world. Preserved butterflies, polished gems etc. The staff are friendly and helpful.

[Sally Kennedy, 06/13/1999]

Good to hear Petrified Creatures is open -- the founder died in 1997.

John Mlecz, Owner of Petrified Creatures, Dead!

1997 was a grim year for dinosaur parks in the Northeast. Roadside America discovered that John Mlecz died in the Spring of 1997.... [09/28/1997] Complete News Story

Petrified Creatures Museum

Address:
US Hwy 20, Richfield Springs, NY
Directions:
East of Richfield Springs near Warren on Rt. 20, south side of road.
Hours:
Summer daily 10-5
Admission:
Adults $9.00
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