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.
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?
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.