Glowing Reviews

Discover the Untold Tales of Petrified Wood

The reviews on this page discover why visitors are raving about the Petrified Wood Gallery in Ogallala, NE.

Stop in for a visit and immerse yourself in a captivating showcase of ancient woods, fossils, Native American artifacts, and artistic creations. From the polished rocks and intricate carvings to the impressive collection of petrified wood from around the world, this gallery is a hidden gem that will leave you in awe.

But don’t just take our word for it, read the glowing reviews from satisfied visitors and experience the wonder for yourself.

Visit the Petrified Wood Gallery today and embark on a journey through natural history like no other.

Howard M. Kenfield

March 6, 1928 — March 3, 2023

Howard M. Kenfield, of Ogallala, passed away 3 days shy of his 95th birthday, on March 3, 2023, at Great Plains Health in North Platte.

Howard was born on March 6, 1928, along with his twin brother, Harvey, in Albion, Nebraska, to John and Ella (Fritzen) Kenfield. He graduated from Brule High School with the class of 1946.

Harvey J. Kenfield

March 6, 1928 — June 5, 2023

Harvey J. Kenfield, age 95, of Ogallala, passed away peacefully at his home on June 5, 2023.

Harvey and his twin brother Howard were born on March 6, 1928, at Albion, Nebraska, to John and Ella (Fritzen) Kenfield. Harvey graduated from Brule High School in 1946. The call of duty followed shortly after, and Harvey was drafted into the US Army, where he served in Korea.

Keith County Visitors Center

This “little gem” of a gallery all began with a couple of rockhounds.

In 2000, local collectors Howard and Harvey Kenfield donated their amazing collection for display, with the stipulation that it remain in Ogallala….

Visit Nebraska

Ogallala’s Petrified Wood Gallery features petrified wood from around the world plus an impressive array of pictures, music boxes made from tiny pieces of petrified wood, polished rocks, rounds, spheres and carvings. The gallery contains a selection of gems and minerals as well as arrowheads and Native American artifacts collected during 50 years by twin brothers…

Odyssey Through Nebraska

One question I have been asked frequently is if I had a favorite place that I visited on my 1,700 miles #DetourNebraska trip.

While I am not sure that I had a favorite location, I definitely had a favorite…

Nebraska Travel Guide

Twin brothers Harvey and Howard Kenfield’s collection of Native American artifacts, fossils and petrified wood is displayed at Ogallala’s Petrified Wood Gallery. So are their artistic petrified wood creations and the work of other artists and collectors. The Kenfields donated their lifetime collection to the community in 2000…

Best Things Nebraska

The Petrified Wood Gallery is a showcase of natural history specializing in ancient woods and fossils from around the world plus Native American arrowheads and artifacts — many from within 25 miles of Ogallala.

The collection is a result of the efforts of brothers Howard and Harvey Kenfield who began collecting in the 1950’s. In 2000, the Kenfields donated their collection for…

Only in Your State

You’ll Love This One Awesome Activity In Nebraska And It Won’t Cost You A Cent.

We Nebraskans are always up for an adventure, and if we can find one at a bargain price, even better. This place may not sound like an adventure at first, but that’s the beauty of the unusual attraction.

The Petrified Wood & Art Gallery in Ogallala is deceptively plain from the outside…

Expedia Travel

Delight in the otherworldly patterns and careful artisanship displayed in the exhibits of this gallery, which was founded by two art-loving brothers.

Experience the natural wonders and artistic talent of Western Nebraska at Ogallala’s Petrified Wood Gallery. Browse exhibits that showcase natural history in captivating ways, from cross sections of fossilized…

Roadside America

For 50 years the Kenfield twins made sculptures and pictures out of petrified wood. Now they’re on display in a gallery in a Wild West-themed shopping plaza. The brothers died in 2023, age 95.

This is a must stop if you love seeing the amazing creativity of others. I took my husband here as I thought he’d enjoy the wood sculptures (He is into woodworking). He was hesitant but was willing to at least…

Atlas Obscura

A fascinating collection of art made from petrified wood and fossils by two octogenarian twin brothers.

Like many young boys, Harvey and Howard Kenfield, identical twins from Ogallala, Nebraska, liked to collect things. When the brothers were growing up in the 1950s, it started out as arrowheads in their pockets…