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    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Increase in Visitation for November 2006

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Date: December 12, 2006
Contact: Janet Fernandes, (928) 524-6228 ext.238

Increase in Visitation at Petrified Forest National Park for November 2006

Petrified Forest, AZ – Park Superintendent Lee Baiza announced that visitation increased by 7% this November from last year with 30,585  visits compared to last year’s 28,666. The year-to-date total is 561,363 which is down by 2% from last year.

The famous mountain lion petroglyph is again on display inside the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark. This ancient carving on sandstone is of a mountain lion with huge claws, a big mouth, and staring eyes. It was found near Blue Mesa in 1934 and has always been a favorite of visitors. The Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

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closeup of colorful agatized petrified wood

Petrified wood at Petrified Forest National Park is almost solid quartz, weighing in at 168 pounds per cubic foot. It's so hard, you can only cut it with a diamond tipped saw! More...