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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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Address: 15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
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We were coming back from Denver and my husband thought this would be worth visiting - even though we didn't have much time (especially since it wasn't anywhere near I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location if you are in the area. Upon arrival we got to see the mountain blue birds flying near the parking lot. Prices seemed reasonable but we used our National Park Annual pass for free entrance. The ranger gave us a small brief regarding the history of the area and we completed the 1 mile loop. He stated there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were coming back from Denver and my husband thought this would be worth visiting - even though we didn't have much time (especially since it wasn't anywhere near I 70). Well, he was right and we will return for a longer visit. We spent much of our time at the visitor center there. There is an informative short film... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in fossils, geology or nice landscapes, this monument will deliver. The sustainably designed visitor center is only a few years old and has very well done displays. The displays weren't too dumbed down like some. The video is also worthwhile. If you expect to see lots of fossils, you may be disappointed because so much was... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument tells the story of what happened here millions of years ago. Fossilized sequoia trees can still be seen as you walk through the beds. An old homestead is also there that you can either drive to or walk to from the visitor center. Being an unexpected stop in my travels, this NM was a very... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Terrific park with great staff. Interesting site with great fossilized redwoods bit the way it was saved from the tourists is also interesting. Nice hikes around the park and awesome views. Worth a visit if in the area.

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Loxley
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Traveling to lesser known parks, we were very pleased to see the wonderful fossil collections here. The hike of the Petrified Forest loop, home to trees that were hundreds of years old, also takes you near the pioneer area, showing how settlers lived. Visitor center has film, bookstore, and insect and leaf fossils, with explanations of how, why so many... More 

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Florissant, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great place to see and hike.a very interesting place to see petrified tree sumps. A must see if you are in the area.

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Naha-shi, Okinawa, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016

it has many fossils inside of the building you can see one of the largest deposits of this kind in the world. though it has many fossilized trees but only the stumps survived so there's no intact ones though if your into geology or just like walking around a rural national park it's a good spot to go. It's mostly... More 

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New Braunfels
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

While traveling to the major National Parks in Colorado, found this lesser known out of the way NPS site. Love it. Beautiful location and well presented history and site. The walking trails to see the area, especially the large petrified redwood stumps really makes the visit. We happened to hit it on a gorgeous day, great experience.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Been here twice now with family; once for the Night Sky program, and another during the day. It’s a small monument that’s part of the National Park System, but it has a very interesting history. The Visitor’s Center is modern with hands-on exhibits for the kids. Rangers are informative and friendly, and there’s a small gift shop in front of... More 

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