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Contact: Janet Fernandes, (928) 524-6228 ext. 238
Decrease in Visitation for February 2007 at Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest, AZ – Park Superintendent Lee Baiza announced that visitation decreased by 17% this February from last year with 21,120 visits compared to last year’s 25,424. The year to date total is 39,936 which is down by 19%.
Route 66 enthusiasts now have a special pull-out at Petrified Forest National Park. About six miles from the park’s I-40 entrance, a new stop features the old alignment of Route 66. A wayside exhibit shows a map of the entire route from Chicago to Los Angeles and recalls the Mother Road’s colorful past. The weathered remains of a 1930s Studebaker, placed near the pull-out, is becoming a popular subject for photographers.
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.