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Holbrook, Arizona: Petrified Wood Museum: Pick Your Own

For $30 you can fill a five gallon bucket (bring your own bucket) with petrified wood. Old attraction; reportedly here since the 1940s.

Petrified Wood Museum

9274 Old US Hwy 180, Holbrook, AZ
From Holbrook drive southeast on US Hwy 180 for a little over 12 miles. Just past milepost 319, turn left onto an unmarked road and follow it for 2.5 miles. The museum is at the top of the hill.
$30 to fill a 5-gallon bucket. Cash only.
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Petrified Wood Museum: Pick Your Own

I visited this place after traveling on a private road (rough to drive on) for a few miles. I got to the indoor/outdoor museum, and everything was closed, so I drove over to the neighboring house and called the number on the gate sign. Rhonda and her daughter met me back at the museum and she escorted me over to where you can pick your own petrified wood.

Make sure you bring your own 5-gallon bucket. She and her daughter assisted me in picking the wood. She was very nice and accommodating. She told me stories of those who steal the wood from the forest and the curses and fines for doing so. She gave me a receipt for the wood I. I paid $40 for one 5-gal. bucket weighing about 75-100 lbs. I'd definitely recommend visiting this place, and recommend calling (using their website) beforehand.

[Jason Linemann, 07/11/2020]
Petrified Wood Museum: Pick Your Own

We visited with Noah who was very nice and helpful. We filled two 5 gallon buckets of petrified wood for $30 per bucket. He gave us some polished wood. His grandfather started the business and he is continuing it. We would definitely go back.

[JS, 03/15/2018]

Petrified Wood Museum.

Petrified Wood Museum

This place is awesome. For $30 you can fill a five gallon bucket (bring your own bucket) with petrified wood! The original museum was started in the 1940s by the current owner's grandfather (his father ran it until his death a month ago). The current owner is really nice, and if you talk to him about the wood and digging and how to polish the wood, he may cut and polish one of the pieces you've picked. There are huge piles of petrified wood of all sizes, and basically you just roam around and pick whatever you want.

[Eva Gann, 08/17/2016]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Petrified Forest National ParkPetrified Forest National Park, Holbrook, AZ - 2 mi.
Painted Desert Indian CenterPainted Desert Indian Center, Holbrook, AZ - 12 mi.
Stewart's Petrified WoodStewart's Petrified Wood, Holbrook, AZ - 12 mi.
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Two Homemade Dinosaurs, Holbrook, AZ - 16 mi.

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