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    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Park Changes to Winter Hours

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Date: October 21, 2006
Contact: Janet Fernandes, (928) 524-6228 ext.238

Petrified Forest National Park Changes to Winter Hours

Petrified Forest, AZ - "Petrified Forest National Park will change to winter hours on October 29," announced Park Superintendent Lee Baiza. The park will open at 8:00am and close at 5:00pm Mountain Standard Time daily. The Painted Desert Visitor Center and Rainbow Forest Museum hours are the same as the park hours. The Painted Desert Inn Museum will continue to be open 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.

For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00am to 4:00pm 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?

Agate House pueblo made with petrified wood chunks

Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.