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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Ginger R
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Mobile, Alabama
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282 reviews 282 reviews
171 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I drove all the way to Waco specifically to see this one place. It was very informative and the docent went over every possible thing. The mammoth and camel did impress, I am so glad that I got to experience it. My only dissatisfaction was that they had put some replica items in with the mammoths and a sign stating... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Did not visit site because of young grandchildren and inclimate weather, but Mayborn Museum has an excellent area for this... walking on a glass floor to view fossils below.

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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This ia a place that you need to visit if you are are in Waco Texas. They charge $7 per person for a tour. The tour guide was a very nice person, knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. I definitely recommend the visit, they have tours every 15 min.

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McKinney, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Who knew camels went from North America to other continents? Or that wooly mammoths were significantly smaller than Texas mammoths? Wonderful tour and staff.

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Bozeman,MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We spent a couple of hours at the Waco Mammoth site. We had a guided tour which starts at the gift shop. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and gave us time to look around on our own at the end of the guided tour.

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Jeremy our guide gave us a very good tour with just the right amount of details. The short film was worth watching although more geared towards children. Good gift shop with very reasonably priced fossils!

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Fayetteville
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you like archaeology, fossils, dinosaurs, etc, or even if you just want to re-imagine Waco, then I think you'll enjoy this site. $13 admission. You take a short walking tour (30-45 min) from the visitor center, to the dig site, stopping a couple places along the way as the guide paints a picture of what the area might have... More 

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