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Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve

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Address: 4050 North Street, Blasdell, NY
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More Devonian fossils to collect and bring home than you can imagine!

The walk down to the expansive fossil pits with one of the site's guides gives you a nice history and sets the scene from 380 million years ago when Penn Dixie was a tropical... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hannibal, New York
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Hannibal, New York
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk down to the expansive fossil pits with one of the site's guides gives you a nice history and sets the scene from 380 million years ago when Penn Dixie was a tropical reef. The collecting areas are huge and easy to access. Good guidance as to what section holds what sorts of fossil treasures is readily provided by... More 

Thank CNB129
Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I have 3 boys and they loved this. They thought it was super cool to dig for fossils. You can bring your own tools or rent ones.

Thank Michelle P
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I've been to Penn-Dixie several times, and can't wait to go back! The 57-acre site is about 40 minutes south of Buffalo, in Hamburg, NY, and is a fantastic place to find all sorts of Devonian-era fossils - great for fossil enthusiasts, families, and kids of all ages! Depending on your level of interest, plan to spend at least several... More 

2 Thank ESMiller
Vallejo, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you like to get your hands dirty, pack a picnic lunch, snacks, and refreshments and take the family to this open space quarry situated south of Buffalo along the coast of Lake Erie. Parking is free. There are port-a-potties just inside the entrance. You can purchase a ticket for a day or become a member and receive daily access.... More 

Thank Rita B
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

What fun! My husband & I are in our 50's & love doing this! Love they have a porta potty so no worries. Bring your sunscreen. If you don't have 'gear' which is basic, you can rent it here.

1 Thank sherry w
Forest Hills, New York, United States
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Took my Great Grand kids--ages 6 and 7-- to this site to search for authentic fossils in what was a pre-historic ocean bottom, millions of years ago. Everyone had a good time and we found many fossils, which we were allowed to take home with us. We spent over 2 hours there, but many professional fossil hunters were there longer.... More 

2 Thank John L
Niagara Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I purchased a Groupon for the Penn Dixie and we decided to use it this past Sunday. When we arrived, I really wasnt sure that it was going to be worth it, certainly didn't look like much, BUT WOW... Our "guide" who showed us what to do was nice, knowledgeable and spent time going over hammer to rock techniques... We... More 

1 Thank JARB98
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

at first look, doesn't look like much. But, as soon as you look down, its a treasure trove discovered! Even the littlest ones will have success finding REAL fossils that are millions and millions of years old, how cool is that?

1 Thank Melissa L
Tonawanda, New York
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went for Scout Days. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. The bottle rocket making & launching was great. We enjoyed seeing the sun spots through the telescope they had their. We also had fun searching for fossils. The staff was available to answer any questions and help finding the fossils.

Thank ManateeCathy
West Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

My son was invited for a birthday party last year and really enjoyed it. We were finally able to make it back as a family outing. All the boys loved it from 18 months to 7 years of age. The adults did too. Although you can rent a bucket and tools, definitely bring your own. You may want more than... More 

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