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Fossil Butte National Monument

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Address: Kemmerer, WY 83101
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Great range of fossils and walks in a great location

Very helpful and pleasant staff, who clearly know their stuff. Well presented exhibits of fossils and would be informative and interesting to both expert and novice. Even if you... read more

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very helpful and pleasant staff, who clearly know their stuff. Well presented exhibits of fossils and would be informative and interesting to both expert and novice. Even if you don't like fossils, great walks in the locality to do. Free entry. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to Bear Lake we drove back via Wyoming specifically to visit Fossil Butte. We had read about it and we loved the drive, the open roads and the beautiful scenery at Fossil Butte. The history of Fossil Lake is fascinating and the amazing finds, so detailed and complete, are stunning. Well worth a visit - we were here... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Fossil Butte National Monument may be a little off the beaten path, but the view and experience are 100% worth it. Once you are there the information starts immediately with a timeline of the planet lining the road. The Visitor Center is amazing with a huge display of fossils and information regarding the Monument. I highly recommended the short video... More 

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Del Rio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday in December after a recent snow. We were the only visitors at the VC and maybe the entire park. We never saw another visitor or vehicle. It was too cold to hike so we only enjoyed the exhibits at the VC. The exhibits are well done but too much evolution commentary. The National Park Service is... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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357 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Visitor Center is actually a "fossil museum" with hundreds of fossils collected in this fossil-rich area. There is a great variety of fossils, including a 13-foot crocodile. When we were there, there was a lab person working on (cleaning up) a fossil fish. You were able to observe him through a glass window. Interesting! It was late in the... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a hidden gem in Wyoming. It is great park to visit. Trails are well maintained and marked. Rangers are extremely helpful and will give great guidance on where to hike. Wildlife viewing is excellent (elk, deer, pronghorn and many others.) Park was not busy and easy to get around. Fossil presentation at visitor center is great.

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Page, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We did this as a day trip and it was well worth it. We hiked to the old quarry first. (Definitely take water and some motivational snacks.) My kids ages 9, 7, 4 made it to the top; there are some steep parts. Bring a carrier if you have a baby. It's very interesting to see the little dark lines... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a weekday recently and were amazed at what we saw in this beautiful Place. The rangers are eager to share what they know with adults and kids who are interested. We learned about the once tropical environment that is now a "cold desert" and all of the animals, fish and plants that were once part of the... More 

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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great place to visit if you like fossils. The visitor's center is full of fossils, mostly of things from a prehistoric lake, not dinosaurs. If you are into fossils, go here, then go to Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. Dinosaur blows Fossil Butte away, but this is still worth coming to, just do it first. Nice hiking in the park... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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358 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a small unit of the NPS, so we weren't expecting much. It's literally out in the middle of nowhere. Get off I-80 at Hwy 30. BE SURE TO GAS UP BEFORE THIS INTERCHANGE!!!! There's NOTHING at the turnoff. It's about a 1 1/2 hour drive to Fossil Butte, so make sure also you know where you're going to... More 

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