Fall 2013: Highway Interchange Bridge Work
Painted Desert Traffic Interchange (I-40 Exit 311) may be closed for construction. Check here for updates from Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT): More »
Nov. 2012-July 2013, due to bank error credit cards may not have been charged for your entrance fee
...due to a bank error credit cards may not have been charged for your entrance fee, even if you received a receipt from the entrance station. The error was corrected on Sept. 26th, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Art and Essay Contest Winners for 2008
Contact: Marge Post, (928) 524-6228 ext. 264
Art and Essay Contest Winners Announced
Petrified Forest, AZ - Congratulations to the winners of the second annual Art and Essay Contest at Petrified Forest National Park. Entries were received from Mrs. Julie Wiessner’s 4th Grade students at Hulet Elementary.
ART (Grades 3-5)
ESSAY (Grades 3-5)
The 1st and 2nd place winners will receive, respectively, $50 and $25 Petrified Forest Museum Association gift certificates. Because it was such a close contest, an Honorable Mention prize will also be awarded.
All contestants and their families, as well as teachers, are invited to attend a reception in their honor at Painted Desert Inn from 10:00–11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1. Awards will be presented and refreshments served. The public is also invited to attend. All artwork and essays submitted for the contest will be on display at Painted Desert Inn through the month of December.
To see the winning entries for 2007 and 2006, go to the Online Galleries page.
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.
Did You Know?
There are about ten known species of bats in the park. This is a pallid bat sleeping at the Painted Desert Complex. Discover more about mammals of Petrified Forest. More...