The One Place In Mississippi That Must Be Seen To Be Believed
Of all the amazing sites in Mississippi, the Petrified Forest is by far one of the most impressive. Millions of years in the making, it’s filled with ancient trees that have been transformed into stone wonders. Not only an incredible site, it’s also extremely unique – it’s the only forest of its kind in the eastern part of the United States. This remarkable natural wonder is an absolute must see. Check it out.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
To get a closer look at the forest and learn more about the petrification process, check out the video below.
Ready to explore Mississippi Petrified Forest? The national landmark is opened year-round (except for Christmas day and Thanksgiving) and is located at 124 Forest Park Road in Flora. Admission is $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Click here for more information.
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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