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Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Interpretive Center

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The shop was cute and had great stuff in it. We picked up souvenirs for the whole family. We also... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Great scenery

5 n 10 yr old loved this place.informative center,best views, kids could explain how the trees... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Carla T
via mobile
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Nature center displaying a diverse collection of petrified wood.
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  • Average7%
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19 Jul 2017
“Short stop on I90”
12 Sep 2017
“Souvenirs ”
Vantage, WA
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A TripAdvisor Member
Port Orchard, Washington
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The shop was cute and had great stuff in it. We picked up souvenirs for the whole family. We also got some great pics outside. However we just finished doing the hike at the forest and the lady working behind the counter told us we...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

5 n 10 yr old loved this place.informative center,best views, kids could explain how the trees became petrified after seeing the video presentation. Nice Indian paintings.great photo opportunities.

Thank Carla T
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum with a nice collection. Hours of operation "until dusk", but it was actually until 6pm

Thank odhett
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Beautiful collection of Petried woods and rocks. The staff is friendly and seemed to especially enjoy talking with kids about areas geology.

Thank akfishingirl
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We broke up our drive from Pullman to Vancouver, BC here, and had a lovely picnic lunch overlooking the river. Definitely recommend this by-donation museum, and bring some extra cash for their gift shop, as there are some great finds in there! Geocaching in the...More

Thank EVancouverMom
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The best part about this place is the collection of petrified tree trunks that are outside among the goofy dinosaur recreations (like from some B-grade, 50's Japanese sci-fi flick). These trunks are very impressive.

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We stayed in Ellensburg, and as we came from Boise on I-82 we had to go back on I-90 to visit. It was well worth it! Amazing petroglyphs of millions year-old trees; well displayed and explained. So are the Indian rock paintings. The Center provides...More

Thank TJ V
Reviewed 12 September 2014

You can wander around the park and enjoy the views, that's the best part. You can also check out petrified forest remains and Native American petroglyphs which is neat. A good visit.

Thank axs666
Reviewed 4 June 2014

My husband and I were on a road trip to Wyoming from Vancouver and stopped here. As a tree biologist, I found it fascinating to see that these now petrified conifers had once thrived here in this place that is now a desert. There were...More

2  Thank MeliMag
Reviewed 8 July 2013

You would expect to see Ginkgo trees in a warmer and more temperate place. But by Vantage, Wash., on the west side of the I-90 bridge, there is a forest of petrified ginkgo trees. You can wander dirt trails on a hillside to see all...More

4  Thank Robbie69
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Carla T
3 August 2017|
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