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Waco Mammoth Site

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Address: 6220 Steinbeck Bend, Waco, TX 76708
Phone Number: (254) 750-7946
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Check out this fascinating bit of history!

We were looking for an activity to split up a long road-trip day, and were so glad we stopped here. Not yet listed in the AAA book, we were lucky that the gentleman at the TX... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Erica Z
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Lawrence
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Lawrence
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were looking for an activity to split up a long road-trip day, and were so glad we stopped here. Not yet listed in the AAA book, we were lucky that the gentleman at the TX Welcome Center recommended this. Interesting for children AND adults, we learned a lot about the history of the place and the fascinating creatures that... More 

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Pasadena, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The guided tour was very interesting and educational. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this attraction.

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Dallas, TX
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My kiddos and I visited the Mammoth Site for the first time over Spring Break. The Mammoth site is located close to the Cameron Park, Zoo and other points of interest. There was plenty of free parking, and a quick walk to the main office/storefront. Admission was reasonable, especially with using a coupon found online. Walking tours are conducted every... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited the site last weekend with our grandchildren. This place is really great as the building is actually built around the site where the dig occured and you can look down at the site from above to see the bones. The grandkids loved it and so did we. A very interesting stop in Waco. Sadly, the dig has stopped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If your in Waco please go here. This has got to be one of the coolest places we have been. The guides know what they are talking about & can answer any questions. Well one they can't is When is digging going to restart. Well that depends on us. They need money desperately. So visit & donate. Then tell your... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Wow. Who knew. A real find in the middle of Texas. The site was discovered, dug, and now maintained by a Baylor University joint endeavor. All visitors get a guided tour, about an hour. Reasonably priced, $6 for seniors, $7 regular. Very impressed.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I visited this attraction in the thick of a hot Texas summer and was pleasantly surprised that it was in an air conditioned building! This is a fascinating tale of how a mammoth discovery in the 1970s started a looting for fossils trend which convinced the local scientific/ paleontology community to protect these bones which still haven't fossilized after millions... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

It was really cool to see the excavation site with the fossils as they lay rather than as they are displayed in museums. The 45min talk was ok but I disagree with a lot of the information given. They claim 3 separate floods to be displayed on their site. They claim the same species (Colombian mammoth) just so happened to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Driving back to Dallas from Austin, we decided to make a stop about half way. It was a toss up between the Dr. Pepper Museum, and the Waco Mammoth Site. So glad we made the Waco Mammoth Site choice! We arrived at 3:00, and had a great private tour by Jeremy. We were not expecting much, but were very impressed... More 

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Lampasas
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A recent sunny February day sent us looking for something to get us out of the house. A pleasant 2 hour drive brought us to Waco, and we ended up at the Mammoth Site. John, our guide, was knowledgeable and filled us in on many of the details of the find which we hadn't read in the newspaper coverage of... More 

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