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The Black Hills' Petrified Forest

Opened publicly in 1929 the Petrified Forest of the Black Hills is one of the largest out-cropping of fossilized petrified wood in the area.

Elk Creek Resort’s Petrified Forest of the Black Hills offers a one hour tour starting with a 15 minute video which takes you through some of the history of the Black Hills, as well as an explanation of the petrification process. The tour continues through our Museum which houses Petrified Wood, Rocks & Fossils. You will then hike through the Petrified Forest and experience the knowledge gained from the video and museum. You will finish at the Gallery of Stone Rock shop and have access to many types of petrified wood and other beautiful creations.