Petrified Forest of the Black Hills

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Petrified Forest of the Black Hills

Ancient trees made of stone and prehistoric fossils characterize the unique Petrified Forest of the Black Hills.

  • Ancient trees long-since turned to stone and prehistoric fossils create an amazing experience. 
  • The interpretive museum provides explanations for how the Petrified Forest of the Black Hills came to be. 
  • Just outside of Piedmont, South Dakota along Elk Creek Road. 
  • Open 8-7 during most of the summer. 

Overview

Children and adults alike will be amazed and thrilled by what appears to be the remains of an ancient forest made out of stone, complete with prehistoric fossils. Before taking the quick, five-block walk through the Petrified Forest of the Black Hills, be sure to stop in the museum and watch the short, interpretive film on this amazing aspect of the Black Hills.

Location/Directions

Petrified Forest of the Black Hills is located on the eastern edge of Piedmont, South Dakota along Elk Creek Road. From I-90, exit 46 east onto County Highway Mc-4, which becomes Elk Creek Road.

Cost

  • $6.50/adults 
  • $5.50/seniors (55 and up)
  • $4.50/children (4-12)
  • Free/children (3 and under)

Seasons and Hours

The Petrified Forest of the Black Hills is open seven days a week from May through September.

For more information, contact the Petrified Forest of the Black Hills at 605-787-4884 or Visit their Website.

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