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Fossil Butte National Monument

Kemmerer, WY 83101
+1 307-877-4455
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Cenozoic Postcard - Fossil Lake

Returning south from Yellowstone & Grand Teton NPs, spotted this location on a map. Barely made by... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
carlbeierjd
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O'Fallon, Missouri
FASCINATING PLACE

Years ago on one of our road trips in the eighties my husband and I were driving from Jackson to... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
faithfuljoan
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Sedona, Arizona
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“nature trail” (14 reviews)
“scenic drive” (20 reviews)
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Kemmerer, WY 83101
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"nature trail"
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"scenic drive"
in 20 reviews
"visitor center is"
in 17 reviews
"fossil butte"
in 31 reviews
"on display"
in 16 reviews
"out of the way"
in 13 reviews
"picnic area"
in 9 reviews
"national monument"
in 12 reviews
"worth the detour"
in 6 reviews
"park ranger"
in 6 reviews
"video explaining"
in 2 reviews
"sea life"
in 3 reviews
"friendly and knowledgeable staff"
in 2 reviews
"fossil collection"
in 5 reviews
"elevation gain"
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"billion years"
in 4 reviews
"junior ranger"
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Returning south from Yellowstone & Grand Teton NPs, spotted this location on a map. Barely made by end of day. It was interesting, scenic drive, but arrived only half-hour before visitor center closing with not another car in the lot. Place was fascinating, perfect complement...More

2  Thank carlbeierjd
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Years ago on one of our road trips in the eighties my husband and I were driving from Jackson to Rock Springs to return to Arizona via The Flaming Gorge (spectacular drive) and we saw the sign to this monument way out in the middle...More

1  Thank faithfuljoan
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Be sure to pay attention when you're driving in! They have signs serving as a model to illustrate how long the earth has been around and what forms of life appeared when. It's actually quite amazing. My boys did the Junior Ranger program, we watched...More

1  Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We liked this place a lot. Great displays with intricate fossils, some showing one fish eating another one! Be sure to watch both films (13 minutes and 5 minutes). They cover different material so you'll learn more.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We traveled to Arizona for a reunion and decided to stop at Fossil Butte national Monument on the way. We were impressed with the visitor center and their ability to Skype a lesson to a classroom in central Canada. We were also especially impressed with...More

Thank 323teda
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I know very little about fossils, geology or paleontology so was not sure how much I would get out of a stop here. The last half mile on the way into the visitor center has signs telling the history of the earth (in 10 million...More

1  Thank Joan W
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Fossils for sale were replicas. Nice visitor center. Only one person working and he was busy on video conference

Thank wyobahamamama
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a nice museum with lots of cool specimens. It is a good introduction if you are planning a fossil digging trip. They have nice casts of most of the unusual samples found in the area. I thought it was well worth the visit...More

Thank Mommiex4plus1
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We visited FBNM on 9/5/17. The visitor center has a great display of fossils and casts and the ranger program is very good. There is no fee to enter the monument, plenty of parking and a couple of hikes. We did the nature trail, which...More

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

My wife and I were driving from Jackson to SLC to get to the airport and saw the sign for this stop and thought we'd try it, if for no other reason than to break up the trip. What a find! Very nicely laid out...More

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see FAQ: Can my dog go hiking with me? Yes, but it must be under physical restraint at all times. Please pick up the poop.
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