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“Painted Desert a beautiful site.”
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Painted Desert
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This desert is famous for its striking bands of colors.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Viewing the desert close and far away gives any person insights as to real beauty. Breath taking to any photographer or artist.

Thank Sheila S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This was a fun and educational place for families. My kids just loved this place. Walking on the tails amongst the rocks. Just a beautiful place to look at. And if you are up for a drive. You can drive through the beautiful scenery.

Thank cydog54
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We entered the south side of the park from Phoenix. Many people had tried to dissuade us from making a long drive, but as we are from the eastern US, a longer drive (3hours from Scottsdale) doesn't really bother us much. My kids both significantly preferred it over the Grand Canyon because it is much less commercial. I am not sure I would agree with that assessment, but would agree it is a don't miss. I loved the petrified forest and the huge remnants of another time. The painted desert was much like the Dakota badlands. The hides are generally fairly easy. One thing that is unexpected is that the gift shops and such are very reasonably priced. Park admission is $20 for a car, but is a bargain. We really enjoyed it and you can get both attraction is on a day.

1  Thank BBCard1
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We did the entire petrified forest tour. What stood out to me was how amazing the views of the painted desert were. The colors and how the sun brings it out on a clear day is so hard to describe. The park itself is incredibly maintained. I was loan away by the frequency of stops, well kept facilities and bathrooms. We were there with two kids 7 and 3 years old and we did great!! Recommend good sneakers and sunscreen and a stroller! Very well kept paths as well.

Thank Catherine F
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Another great stop in the park. The views are amazing. Great photo opportunities. Each stop in the park offers a different take on the landscape.

Thank wigsy
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