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Petrified Forest National Park News

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  • Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Painted Desert Inn

    June 14, 2024 | 8:19 am

    Join the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Painted Desert Inn! In 1924, Herbert Lore registered his newly constructed business with the Land Office, fulfilling his duties under the Homesteading Act of 1862. Today this charming building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. On June 21, 22, and 23, there will be treats and activities offered at the inn.

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  • Petrified Forest Museum Association Opens Sales Outlet at Painted Desert Inn

    March 22, 2024 | 5:39 pm

    Petrified Forest Museum Association Opens Sales Outlet at Painted Desert Inn

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  • Adventure With a Ranger in the Backcountry of the Petrified Forest National Park!

    February 7, 2024 | 3:17 pm

    Experience the vast painted desert views with inspiring archeology in the park while we celebrate Arizona Archeology month. Reservations required, no children under 12 years of age, and no pets.

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  • Get off the Beaten Path at Petrified Forest National Park

    January 26, 2024 | 11:11 am

    Did you know Petrified Forest National Park offers a chance for visitors to explore areas within the park that are considered “off the beaten path”? These hiking excursions get you away from the park road and crowded trails, taking you through areas of spectacular scenery, geological wonders and fields of wild grasslands and petrified wood.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park and Talampaya National Park become sister parks

    December 13, 2023 | 9:03 am

    Petrified Forest National Park and Talampaya National Park, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site in Argentina, recently became sister parks. The parks have similar geological, paleontological, biological, and archaeological resources.

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  • Poetry Workshops at Petrified Forest National Park

    August 19, 2023 | 9:27 am

    Petrified Forest National Park will host poetry workshops on Saturday, September 2 and on Sunday, September 3 9am–12pm. Facilitated by poet Jodie Hollander, these free workshops will allow participants to create an original poem inspired by their connection to their public lands.

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  • Hike Your Park with a Ranger!

    August 11, 2023 | 8:46 am

    Tired of staying indoors from the summer heat? Need to get away from work and the city noise? Hike the beautiful Painted Desert with a Ranger! Enjoy peaceful spectacular fall views of the park while you get some steps in!

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  • Petrified Forest National Park and Ischigualasto Provincial Park become sister parks.

    August 10, 2023 | 8:46 am

    Petrified Forest National Park and Ischigualasto Provincial Park in Argentina formally became sister parks during a ceremony in Argentina on August 1, 2023. The parks share similar paleontological, geological, biological, and archaeological resources.

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  • Petrified Forest Hosts Four Artists-In-Residence for the 2023 Season

    May 31, 2023 | 8:46 am

    In 2023, Artist-In-Residence at Petrified Forest National Park are David Hunter from June 12-25, Lisa Flowers from Sept. 12-26, Larry Hughes from Oct. 1-14, and Nancy Hershberger from October 16-27.

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  • Book Signing by Author Lori Hines at the Painted Desert Inn, Petrified Forest National Park

    March 25, 2023 | 2:03 pm

    Petrified Forest National Park is honored to host a book signing with Lori Hines at the Painted Desert Inn on Saturday, April 8th, 9am to 4pm. Lori will be selling her four murder mysteries, including the latest titled, Visions of Time, which features the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Lori will also be promoting her first children's book, titled Elementals: Magical Journeys to be released 2023.

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