I'm having a hard time reviewing this, we stopped for the tour and thought it would be around five dollars a person, it ended up being $10 a person. The museum itself is homemade and very outdated and so is the 20 minute video that they start the tour with. You don't have to sit through the whole video if you don't want to, you can tour the museum on your own. It's certainly not up to date or state of the art material so don't expect that. But it is a cool stop if you're passing through and want to get some steps in. The trail isn't self with all the petrified trees was super cool, worth the stop just to see the trees.
Very fun place. They give you a map and you walk the path to see the petrified wood. You even get to play a xylophone made of petrified wood!
It was an unexpected place to stop while going to Deadwood and we enjoyed it so much that my husband and I stayed 2 hours there. You have to check in in the camping office and pay $5 per person, they will provide you a map explaining how the petrified trees formed and what you are looking at during the hike. It was amazing to see what nature can do and the staff was really friendly. Petrified wood are available for purchase at the gift store. I highly recommend to take the short hike among the pines trees and see those different size and forms trees.
If you’re in the area it’s a neat stop. Small family run, and kinda corny. It was nice to get out of the car, walk in the woods, and stretch our legs.It took us 30 mins to walk the trail. Do not go with high expectations and I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it.
Well worth the stop? I was skeptical at 1st, as it is small and family run but worth the 30 minutes- 2 hours (or however long you want to stay). Seeing what looks like a tree, but has turned into a rock is unbelievable.
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