• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

History & Culture

zuni dancer
Member of Zuni dance troupe performing at the park
NPS/Hallie Larsen
 
More than 13,000 years of human history and culture are represented at Petrified Forest National Park. From prehistoric peoples to the Civilian Conservation Corps, from early explorers to Route 66 motorists, the park has many stories to tell.

Meet People that lived and worked in the Petrified Forest.
Explore Places important to park history.
See some of the objects preserved in the Museum Collections.

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