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Painted Desert Inn

Kachina Point, 1,8 Miles North of North Entrance Station of Petrified Forest NP, Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Great View + OK Museum

Most importantly, this is one of the best places to enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebby2k
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Interesting but limited info

This is a beautiful inn and a brief glimpse into history. This is a quick stop as there isn't much... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
D M
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Lincoln
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Kachina Point, 1,8 Miles North of North Entrance Station of Petrified Forest NP, Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most importantly, this is one of the best places to enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the Painted Desert. Behind the building is an outcropping which allows you to take in the true beauty and size. The inn now serves as a very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful inn and a brief glimpse into history. This is a quick stop as there isn't much to see.

Thank D M
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The original building from the early 1920s was made of petrified wood, but today's adobe facade is from the 1930s renovation. While people can no longer stay here, it's a museum with interesting displays and it's well conserved with its old-fashioned fixtures. It must have...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

One of the better stops in Petrified Forest NP. Good for the view, history and looking at and possibly buying Indian jewelry.

Thank packcal
Reviewed 30 October 2017

You can't stay here any more, but it is neat to see some of the history of this area come to life. You can still visit the inn, which is recommended. Great views surrounding the inn as well. Worth visiting while here!

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Painted Desert Inn was well worth a stop. The historic Inn would have been a wonderful place to stop over for a stay in the old days. The views are like looking out at a picture post card. There are some interesting exhibits and there...More

Thank GAWanderer
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The architect of this former way stop for Rte. 66 travelers is Mary Colter, the same woman who designed La Posada, the last and most elegant of the Harvey House Hotels in Winslow, AZ. Built in the 1920s, stuccoed in the 1930s, it has been...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This beautiful building, which is on the National Register of historic Places, is being lovingly restored, and has some great exhibits about its rich history. We encountered a personable volunteer who really gave us some interesting facts. Be sure to go to the lower level...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This icon is truly unique. A real must stop and observe. I was quietly walking back to my bus when a large brown and cream snake slithered across in front of me along the path. It made my day and managed to photograph it

Thank Ren264
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We stopped in to see this old inn. Very cool place to walk through. There was a very sweet lady park ranger there, who was so informative. It is a must see, if in this part of the country. Beautiful overlook of the Painted Desert.

Thank Butterflydays
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