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Address: Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, CA
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Second Visit - East Quarry This Time

We went here almost exactly a year ago with family but this time, went to the East Quarry. The East Quarry is considerably more difficult to get to and has no facilities like the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2016
Paul S
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Costa Mesa, California
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Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

We went here almost exactly a year ago with family but this time, went to the East Quarry. The East Quarry is considerably more difficult to get to and has no facilities like the closer quarry, which is considerably more family friendly and has outhouses and picnic tables. However, if you're looking for some great fossil whale bone as well... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

My son and I met up with some extended family this weekend and spent the morning digging through the dirt for fossil shark teeth and whale bone. It was an awesome time! As we live in Southern California, we drove up Friday night and overnighted in Bakersfield and then woke up early and got to the gate at 7:15 AM.... More 

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Ben Lomond, California
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

My son loves the idea of being a paleontologist - digging for fossils and bones. So we were excited to take him to Shark Tooth Hill at Ernst Quarries when he turned 10. The meeting place is 15 minutes or so outside Bakersfield at a drive on the side of the road. The owner escorted a group of visitors to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

My wife is an hardcore geologist and avid mineral and fossil collector. She was dreaming about this place for months and when we finally got to go... could not have been better. Staff is friendly, the place is amazing and she found many shark teeths and even small bones! Keep up the good work guys!

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