Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Painted Desert Inn

Jun 21st – Jun 23rd

Join the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Painted Desert Inn!

In 1924, Herbert Lore registered his newly constructed business with the Land Office, fulfilling his duties under the Homesteading Act of 1862.

Today this charming building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. On June 21, 22, and 23, there will be treats and activities offered at the inn:

Meet the Harvey Girls on June 22!

Join a ranger guided tour of the inn. Chat with Cultural Demonstrators from various Tribes affiliated with the park and purchase their handmade items. Explore rooms opened just for the anniversary! Check out a display with historic images of the inn over the years. Create punched “tin” décor inspired by the historic tin fixtures as well as other take away crafts.

Collect your special 100th anniversary Painted Desert Inn passport cancellation stamp and limited edition stickers.

As always there are self-guided tours of the inn, a bookstore run by the park’s non-profit museum association, and ice cream and gifts in the lower level.

The inn is located 2 miles from Petrified Forest National Park’s north entrance off exit #311 from Interstate 40. Eastbound travelers, be sure to enter the park through its south entrance off Highway 180.

Learn more about the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark at https://www.nps.gov/pefo/learn/historyculture/pdi.htm

  • Location Petrified Forest National Park
  • 2 miles from Petrified Forest National Park’s north entrance off exit #311 from Interstate 40
  • Holbrook, Arizona 86028-2217


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