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Great site to see

A must see of history. You must see it!!! It feels like another past world. It’s a must see for... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Anita H
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Wonderful attraction & Museum

The Petrified Wood Park offers a variety of structures that were completely made from petrified... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Michael J
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500 Main Ave, Lemmon, SD 57638-1523
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

I am sure most people have never heard of this place, but...it is one of those never to be forgotten experiences. The attraction is free, and right in the town.. Take a lunch or just plan on spending about 1 hour or so, walking through...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A must see of history. You must see it!!! It feels like another past world. It’s a must see for sure.

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The Petrified Wood Park offers a variety of structures that were completely made from petrified wood. It also has a large section of a petrified tree. In the park is a Historical Museum that shows a lot of the things that were used on the...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is a great place to stop and spend a little time--if you like petrified wood. The people at the museum and gift shop (made of petrified wood) were friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Everything there was brought to Lemmon from the surrounding area and made...More

Thank LeeJ60
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to learn about the history of the area. The docents in the museum and gift shop are gems! There is a playground and public restrooms on the adjacent block, making this a nice place to stop for a break on...More

Thank travelingfool49
Reviewed 9 February 2018

The park a quaint attraction of a bygone era, and the museum is a delightful slice of local history,

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Unique, educational, historic and just fun. The family can have fun and still learn geology, history of the area, science and even construction.

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

“Petrified wood is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization.” This unique park has great examples of this displayed...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Be sure to stop at the museum and gift shop and hear the stories from the locals about the vast amount of petrified wood that can be found in the area, as well as how the Petrified Wood Park came to be in the first...More

Thank enstrim
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My husband remembered visiting here when he was a kid. It was my first experience, and all I can say is how unique! We walked the paths through the park and visited the museum. The lady at the museum pointed out some things I would...More

Thank Gma4198
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Found this little known place in a Reader's Digest guide. This is quite an extensive place with a great story on its construction. This is the most significant gathering of petrified wood we have seen and it was quite impressive. The museum's collection of various...More

Thank 615charlesr
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19 May 2018|
Response from Thomas J | Reviewed this property |
It's free. They do take donations.
John K
3 November 2016|
Response from 28world-traveler |
There are pieces of petrified wood avalible in the gift shop, but a local would be able to tell you where some can be found.