Hike Through Mississippi’s Petrified Forest For An Adventure Like No Other

The Mississippi Petrified Forest is one of the most unique attractions in Mississippi. About 36 million years ago, an ancient river ran through the area, providing the landscape with a water source for flora and fauna to thrive. Somewhere along the way, fir and maple logs washed down the river and over the years became petrified, frozen in time for eternity. The Mississippi Petrified Forest is only one of two petrified forests in the eastern United States (the other is Gilboa Fossil Forest in New York) and this unique attraction makes for a wonderful family adventure. 

Visit the Petrified Forest website for more information, and don’t forget to follow them on Petrified Forest Facebook, too.

This prehistoric forest is just one of many hidden gems in the Magnolia State. Check out our previous article highlighting some of our other favorite hidden gems in Mississippi and make it your mission to view them all!

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