Increase in Visitation for February 2006
Contact: Janet Fernandes, 928-524-6228 x238
Increase in Visitation for February 2006 at Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest, AZ – Park Superintendent Lee Baiza announced the visitation for February was up by 22% over last year with 25,424 visits compared to last year’s 20,922. For the year the park is up by 18%.
Visitors who wish to get a good overview of what Petrified Forest National Park is all about should stop at the Painted Desert Visitor Center or the Rainbow Forest Museum and see the park film, “Timeless Impressions”. The 20 minute film is shown throughout the day and is free of charge.
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 Superintendent at e-mail us.
Did You Know?
Standing on the edge of a vast badlands landscape, a Spanish explorer is rumored to have named the area "El Desierto Pintado" (The Painted Desert) because the hills looked like they were painted with the colors of the sunset.