Take Home Real Gems When You Visit The Petrified Forest In Mississippi

Gem mining in Mississippi?! You might think we’ve made a mistake, but it’s true. You can actually mine for gemstones at the Mississippi Petrified Forest. And the best part is that you get to keep what you find!


Ready to do some gem mining in Mississippi? We thought so! The Mississippi Petrified Forest is open year-round; however, the hours of operation vary throughout the year, depending on the season. Make sure to check the Mississippi Petrified Forest website prior to visiting. You can also call (601) 879-8189.

Shockingly, being home to one of the nation’s most unique forests isn’t Flora’s only distinguishing feature. It was also the site of one of the most baffling mysteries in Mississippi history.

Address: Mississippi Petrified Forest, 124 Forest Park Rd, Flora, MS 39071, USA