partially excavated rooms of Puerco Pueblo site
Partially excavated rooms at Puerco Pueblo

NPS/VIP Andrew Kearns

Petrified Forest National Park has many places of historic and cultural significance. Some are buildings, such as Agate House and Painted Desert Inn, while some are landscapes to explore, such as Rainbow Forest and the Painted Desert. Quite a few are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Points of Interest:

Agate Bridge
Agate House
Blue Mesa
Crystal Forest
Jasper Forest
Newspaper Rock
Painted Desert Wilderness Area
Rainbow Forest area

National Register of Historic Places:
Agate House Pueblo, added 1975
Painted Desert Inn, added 1975
Flattop Site, added 1976
Newspaper Rock Petroglyphs Archeological District, added 1976
Painted Desert Petroglyphs and Ruins Archeological District, added 1976
Puerco Ruin and Petroglyphs, added 1976
Twin Buttes Archeological District, added 1976
Thirty-Fifth Parallel Route, added 1977 (also known as Beale Camel Trail)
Painted Desert Inn added 1987 as a national historic landmark
Petrified Forest Bridge, added 1998 (also known as Rio Puerco Bridge)
Painted Desert Community Complex Historic District, added 2005

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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1 Park Road, PO Box 2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028


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