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Mississippi Petrified Forest

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Nearest city  Flora
Phone  +1 601-879-8189
Designated  1965
Mississippi Petrified Forest
Location  Madison County, Mississippi
Address  124 Forest Park Rd, Flora, MS 39071, USA
Hours  Open today · 9AM–5PMTuesday9AM–5PMWednesday9AM–5PMThursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturday9AM–5PMSunday9AM–5PMMonday9AM–5PM
Similar  Ginkgo Petrified Forest St, Mississippi Museum of Natural S, LeFleur's Bluff State Park, Old Mississippi State Cap, Grand Gulf Military State Park

Mississippi petrified forest


Mississippi Petrified Forest is a petrified forest located near Flora, Mississippi in the United States. It is privately owned and open for public visits. The forest is believed to have been formed 36 million years ago when fir and maple logs washed down an ancient river channel to the current site where they later became petrified. It is one of only two petrified forests in the eastern United States, the other being Gilboa Fossil Forest in New York. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in October 1965.

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The site features a museum with examples of petrified wood found in every state and from other countries. The samples include a variety of plant materials, including leaves, fruits, cones and bark. Other fossils and fossil casts are on display, including dinosaur footprints, whale bones and turtle shells.

Mississippi petrified forest 124 forest park rd flora ms 39071


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Mississippi Petrified Forest Wikipedia


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