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

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona


books: Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and Tapamveni

A selection of books published by the Petrified Forest Museum Association.


Petrified Forest National Park hosts three bookstores operated by the Petrified Forest Museum Association located in the Painted Desert Visitor Center, Painted Desert Inn, and Rainbow Forest Museum. A satellite bookstore is also operated in the Historic Navajo County Courthouse in downtown Holbrook, Arizona.

Petrified Forest Museum Association is the park's cooperating association - a non-profit organization providing funding, staff, and supplies through bookstore sales.

If you would like to become a member of the Petrified Forest Museum Association or would just like additional information, call (928) 524-6228 ext. 239.

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.