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PaleoAdventures

19159 Star Gazer Ln, Belle Fourche, SD 57717-6314
+1 605-210-1275
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Our first visit, but hopefully not our last!

My wife and I, along with a couple friends, went on a dig for two days with Walter, the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Chris_B_0426
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Arroyo Grande, California
Second trip to dig -Totally awesome!

We went to dig with Walter Stein, who owns and operates Paleoadventures, four years ago and... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Shelley T
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Cadillac, Michigan
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PALEOADVENTURES is a dinosaur dig, tour company, based out of beautiful Belle Fourche, South Dakota. We take small groups of people to private, top secret ranches, in search of dinosaur bones. Guests are taught the proper tools and techniques for field excavation, documentation procedures and answer any dinosaur questions they might have. Once we think you have the techniques down, we let you dig in the quarry, searching for 65 million year old treasures. Unlike other "dig experiences", guests even get to keep some of the common fossils that they find. Commercial grade material can be purchased for an additional fee. Scientific grade fossils are reserved for museums only. You must be 8 years old or older and in good physical condition to join the hunt. Tours are from June through September and by appointment only. Come dig for over 20 different dinosaur genera, including; Triceratops, Ankylosaurus, Edmontosaurus and the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex! PaleoAdventures- Resurrecting the past one grain at a time!
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

My wife and I, along with a couple friends, went on a dig for two days with Walter, the owner/operator of PaleoAdventures. Our group ranged from die-hard paleontology enthusiasts to folks more casually interested in general science, and all of us had an absolute blast,...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We went to dig with Walter Stein, who owns and operates Paleoadventures, four years ago and returned with my cousin and her daughter this week. It is just an awesome experience! Walter teaches you how to use the tools properly, how to spot dinosaur bones,...More

Thank Shelley T
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

My husband and grandson (age 14) dug with Walter for 2 days. They were long hot days out on the butte but well worth it. They found numerous things and my grandson even found a T Rex tooth. Walter's assistant at the time we were...More

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Let me start by saying this experience is a “once in a lifetime” kind of thing that fits anyone who has an interest in dinosaurs and paleontology. Digging for dinosaur bones was a bucket list item for my wife, and our expectations – while high...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience really digging for dinosaurs. I stayed 2 days. I did not expect such a realistic experience, it is EXACTLY like being in the field as a pro palentologist. The guides are fabulous and entertaining. Definitely will be back next season!

Thank Joyce B
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the exhibits and the information that went along with each. There were many opportunities for interactions.

Thank C5613CNstever
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

My son and I have been coming back to excavate fossils with Walter for 7 years. Walter is an incredible guide. Even if you know absolutely nothing about fossils, he can teach you everything you need to know and more! If you have ever wanted...More

1  Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My son is 11 and has been into dinosaurs since a very young age. I found Paleo Adventures because Walter allows younger children to dig as well. Walter was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable in the surrounding area. He encouraged my son to...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Awesome visit. 2 hr drive out to Tooth Draw was worth it. While I spent most of the time digging at a turtle shell that I did not end up getting to keep (scientific value) my wife spent most of her time on a duckbill...More

1  Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

This was an amazingly authentic Paleontology dig and it exceeded all of our expectations. With the expert guiding and instructions from Walter, we found Raptor, Crocodile and T-Rex teeth and had a wonderful time digging for them. The hour+ drive out to the dig site...More

Thank Bradley U
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Tyler T
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Transportation is limited here.Alot to see and if time is a concern , Im afraid renting a car is best way to go. It is well worth the it ,Enjoy !!!!
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