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After taking in the wonderful beauty of the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, you might want to take a breather and relax at the Painted Desert Inn inside the park.

The Painted Desert Inn is a visitor center-cum-lodge built sometime from 1937 to 1940. It was built on the site of an earlier lodge, the Stone Tree House. The lodge employs the ?parkitecture? or Rustic-style architecture. It was designed by architect Lyle E. Bennett and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

The inn features wall murals done by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie in a collaborative work with renowned architect Mary Jane Colter. The paintings were done in 1947-1948. Kabotie?s work depicts the aspects of Hopi life, including the almost mythical journey to the Painted Desert to gather salt. The inn was added to the National Historic Landmark list in 1987.
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