This Monday, we are excited to share about a Mississippi place we are so proud exists, The MS Petrified Forest in Flora, MS! This is the only surviving Petrified Forest in the entire Eastern half of the United States- a seriously rare gem that doesn't get enough hype in our opinion. The Forest is privately owned and has been developed solely for the purpose of natural preservation and public enjoyment - and it's dog friendly too (the thimblepets team gives the park 4 paws up)!
The park has a trail route with plaque markers and an info guide book as well as an Earth Science Museum and gift shop full of delightful natural gifts including petrified wood pieces (not from the park) and many natural gems and minerals. Have a couple hours to burn one weekend? Give the MS Petrified Forest a visit and appreciate this rare geologic history right in our backyard!
(Petrified wood shown here on far left and far right, various crystals in the middle- all purchased from the Gift Shop of the MS Petrified Forest)