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Flora, Mississippi: Mississippi Petrified Forest

The only petrified forest outside the east of the Mississippi, plus black light rocks. Open as an attraction since 1963. Petrified wood is Mississippi's official state rock.

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.
Summer daily 9-6, off-season 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $7
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Petrified forest.

Mississippi Petrified Forest

Well maintained, dog friendly; short trail; informative guide; nice museum too!

[Mindy, 12/07/2023]

Petrified wood exhibit.

Mississippi Petrified Forest

I took my Girl Scout troop and we loved it. It's beautiful, very well maintained. This spot features a gorgeous, shady walking trail through the petrified woods, complete with a cat tour guide. It has huge indoor, air-conditioned displays of every kind of rock, panning for gold, and a gift shop that rivals Rock City or Pigeon Forge.

[Angela, 06/20/2015]

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]

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