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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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Just Fine, Focus on the Nature Instead

Its a fascinating building for sure and it definitely looks authentic and cultural, yet amidst all... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Coltcritic
Painted Desert Inn

We enjoyed our stop at the Painted Desert Inn-Lot of history-- interesting facts-walk around... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
barbiewalker72
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
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“harvey girls” (7 reviews)
“dining area” (3 reviews)
“soda shop” (3 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Its a fascinating building for sure and it definitely looks authentic and cultural, yet amidst all the beautiful landscapes, it was hard to see the point of visiting Painted Desert Inn. If you are spending an obscene amount of time at this park by all...More

Thank Coltcritic
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our stop at the Painted Desert Inn-Lot of history-- interesting facts-walk around outside for some great views/pictures- some of original furniture on display-Hubby enjoyed getting an ice cream treat there especially for the hot hot day we were having

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the Petrified Forest NP. Read the history of the Inn on line or in the park info newspaper. Stop in and see the Inn for the historic aspect. In itself I was not impressed. with the site, but we stopped for the view and...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a park ranger that had worked here many Years who told us stories about this place. It was built by the CCC during the Great Depression. In the HeyDay of Route 66 it was a Harvey House.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was great to see as part of the drive through the petrified forest and painted desert. Take the time to stop and see what it used to be like. Won't take too much of your time.

Thank osucb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pet. Forest. NP is a nice short visit for people interested in a quick tour, but the coolest thing about it is the opportunity it has for some slightly more serious adventuring. If I am not mistaken, this is the only place you can...More

Thank iamdjstar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pop in and have look when you are visiting the painted forest. Has been restored and tells a bit of the history.

Thank Mandyw30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restored Painted Desert Inn is a nice glimpse back in time. They have great pictures and narrative displays to help you imagine what it was like to visit decades ago. There is a soda fountain with ice cream down on the ground floor, with...More

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is an old building that has been restored. It was pretty much empty. There is a room with a few tables and chairs and a counter with a sign above it listing items from an old-time soda shop (but no equipment or supplies to...More

Thank P2005UYmaryb
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The first time we visited the park, we passed this by. We assumed from the vehicles in the lot that it was either a management building or lodging. The second visit we decided to check it out because Grandma remembered it from 40 years ago....More

Thank Kim G
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