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Worth a quick visit if you're driving by on I-40

Located about 2.5 miles inside the Petrified National Park Boundaries, the Painted Desert Inn is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reno NV
Super neat history

Love all the history on display here. A very nice stop with lovely views. There's ice cream... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
Cynthia J
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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 1 week ago

Located about 2.5 miles inside the Petrified National Park Boundaries, the Painted Desert Inn is worth a quick visit in you have a National Park Pass. Built nearly 100 years ago, the Inn has been remodeled and renovated many times. During the 40s and 50s,...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

You see this as part of the park. Very historic site with washrooms. Not sure how much of it is original but it is a great representation of the original. Nice views from this site

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Love all the history on display here. A very nice stop with lovely views. There's ice cream downstairs too

1  Thank Cynthia J
Reviewed May 24, 2018

The Painted Desert Inn is on the National Historic Registry for good reason. Go inside, it is a museum now, and provides history of the property. The National Park Service has maintained the property very well. The exterior is worth a walk around as well....More

2  Thank Shuttrrbug
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Stopped here during our trek through the Petrified Forest. Be sure you do too! Lots of history, and if that's not necessarily your thing, it has some amazing views and photo opportunities.

1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed April 21, 2018

The Painted Desert Inn is beautiful especially the area with theswivel sttol. The kitchen area is intact and there are great views from the inn. The inn paints a picture f simpler times. Take the time to see it.

2  Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Spending time here makes one realize just how precious and historic this building is. It also makes one think that staying here would have been the highlight of the Rout 66 drive. Take your time, wander through, gaze and enjoy. Just remember, take your memories,...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed April 11, 2018

The views of the Painted Desert are beautiful from here. Route 66 history buffs should enjoy seeing the Inn and learning a bit about its history. We were at the NP to hike and see petrified wood so we briefly checked it out and then...More

1  Thank loonwatchers1993
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the inn and visited with a volunteer who was very informative on the original Inn. It has been restored to its original glamour and the photos of the early years was fun to look through. It’s a great rest stop through the...More

1  Thank bandie101
Reviewed March 28, 2018

The Inn has been beautifully restored to its past glory as a stop on historic route 66. The Inn just takes about 10 minutes to go thru however you really get a sense of what travelling by car was like in he early part of...More

1  Thank wigsy
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