A walk through the past in the Petrified Forest of the Black Hills. There are trees that have fallen and trees that are still standing. They have turned to stone through the ages. We have a rock shop with samplings of rock from a very wide area that are for sale.. There is also a rock museum. The tour is a self-quided one, so you can proceed at your leisure.


No Smoking


$5 to $7 per person.


Open May 1 thru Sept.15. Seven days a week. From 8 am to 5 pm.


Interstate 90 west of Rapid City, SD to Exit 46. Turn right on Elk Creek Road and travel 1 mile to the Elk Creek Resort, which is the entrance to the Petrified Forest.

Nearby Attractions

Bear Country & the Reptile Gardens - 25 miles
Mt. Rushmore - 35 miles
Crazy Horse Memorial - 45 miles
Deadwood - 35 miles
Devils Tower - 60 miles

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