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Waco Mammoth Site

6220 Steinbeck Bend, Waco, TX 76708
(254) 750-7946
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Waco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We visited this site with our 19 yr old and he really enjoyed it as much as we did. We visited for about an hour or two and it was very educational. Our guide was very informative.It is handicap accessible as one of the staff members was in a wheelchair. A very small fee,maybe 6 or 7 dollars.We also used... More

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Buffalo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I took my grandson to the museum as a birthday surprise. He loved it! He loves dinosaurs and has since he was very young. Even though it only showcases a very limited number of animals, it was still very interesting to see what items of interest had been found.

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Edinburg, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

I had only about an hour to see something in Waco and I wasn't interested in the Dr. Pepper museum. The Mammoth site seemed perfect. It's a quick tour since the portion of the site where a few fossils are still in situ is in a climate-controlled building and they can take you through it quickly. Our guide was named... More

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I was with a school field trip here and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the mammoth site. You walk a short distance from the visitor center to a beautiful glass and steel building that covers the excavation site of the mammoths. Inside the building you view from a walkway the mammoth bones and actually get to see them still in the... More

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Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great learning experience for the grand children. Nice tour guide - seemed to know his stuff. We really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My daughter and I were passing through on a road trip and we decide to stop. We really enjoyed it. It was a very interesting site and we learned a lot about mammoths.

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Grand Rapids MI
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Our docent, who also designed part of the exhibit, was very passionate about her work. The guided tour lasted almost 45 minutes - maybe longer - as she continued to answer our questions and provide insights on this exhibit and mammoth exhibits elsewhere. Without the guided tour this site would not be as interesting as she brings it to life.... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Well designed building houses the original excavation site of the Columbian mammoth remains and other fossilized animals and plants. Central Texas is very fortunate to have this truly rare and fascinating site!

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Under development and needs funding to make improvements. But, for those interested in these types of excavations, archaeology, or are self-educating children, The folks working the site are knowledgeable and eager to answer questions. Primitive, like most active digs, but worth the $7.00

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Waco, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A great educational experience for kids and adults. The proprietors are quite knowledgeable a give a great presentation. It isn't quite finished because of the need for more funding, but it is still worth seeing.

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