Hike This Ancient Forest In Mississippi That’s Home To 36-Million-Year-Old Trees

When it comes to ancient forests, Mississippi has got one of the best around — and that’s because it’s home to one of the only petrified forests in the U.S. The land the forest occupies is privately owned. Luckily, though, it’s maintained as a National Natural Landmark and open to the public year-round. Dubbed a “natural phenomenon,” the forest is a must-visit for all ages. Take a look:

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Learn more about the forest and how it came to be in the video below.

The Petrified Forest is located at 124 Forest Park Rd., Flora, MS 39071. For more information, call (601) 879-8189. You can also visit the Petrified Forest website or Facebook page.

So, ever been to Mississippi’s Petrified Forest? Know of another incredible natural wonder worth exploring? Tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the only place in Mississippi where you’ll find ancient trees. Learn about another here.