Painted Desert Inn, Petrified Forest National Park

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History Museum · Landmark
Painted Desert Inn is a historic complex in Petrified Forest National Park, in Apache County, eastern Arizona. It is located off Interstate 40 and near the original alignment of historic U.S. Route 66, overlooking the Painted Desert.
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  • I stopped briefly at the Painted Desert Inn. Currently, the inn is closed; however, however, the grounds are open. The architecture is beautiful and melds into the surrounding landscape. There is an.....  more »
  • A pretty building representative of the area, however it is not an inn you can stay in, nor is it open for the public to go inside.  more »
  • Wow, this was an awesome experience. The building itself is beautiful, and the Navajo Native American guy in there is the most great looking, authentic Navajo I have ever seen. He was super nice and a great salesman! He taught us about how the Navajo rugs are made, and showed us a video. I am actually thinking about buying one next time I visit this beautiful area. He for sure made a great impression!
  • Beautifully conserved old inn and restaurant that was on the old historic Route 66. Beautiful time period artwork and native jewelry available. A nice tour through it gives you a good idea of it's history with many photos of the place in its Glory days. It's a neat stop if you have time.

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