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Address: PO Box 1113, Delta, UT 84624
Phone Number: 435-864-3638
Activities: Dig (archeology)

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An Amazing Experience!

You Dig Fossils in Delta, Utah was certainly a very different kind of adventure for us flatlanders! To be standing or sitting in an area containing thousands of trilobites that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Jupiter, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I kept hearing how great U-Dig was – and, of course, the site’s own webpage does its best to make sure you think so, too. In a late May 2015 visit, however, we found high prices and only a small and relatively unproductive area in which to work. Though three of us worked for four hours to dig out as... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

You Dig Fossils in Delta, Utah was certainly a very different kind of adventure for us flatlanders! To be standing or sitting in an area containing thousands of trilobites that are 540+ millions of years old is simply an amazing experience. To take a hammer and begin breaking the stones open to find the trilobites that no human before you... More 

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Today I drove from Fillmore to the U-Dig site (about 1 1/2 hours). My intention was to find a sheet with at least 3 trilobites on it; when I explained this to the hostess "Brooke" she said she would go up the hill and help me! So she & her daughter (age 1 1/2 years, but spry and sure-footed on... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is impossible to find the quarry on the GPS by name so we actually used the coordinates given and we made it there. It is a long drive on gravel road and since our car is a rental car, we do not dare to drive fast. It is about 30mins drive on gravel road and 30mins drive on the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

after reading the prior review I was a bit paranoid about driving over three hours and having to turn around if nobody was there. Once we reached Delta, I called and was told that they were closed that day because of the rain and water crossing road in two places. I informed the nice lady that I had so far... More 

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Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this review

Sorry for the misunderstanding. U-Dig fossils was open. When you called our office you were informed there had been an unusual amount of rain and that you might not be able to get to the quarry because of damaged roads etc. Our office knew I was at the quarry so obviously we were open. You were also informed that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It's a little out of the way, but worth the trip. They had hammers, buckets, and advice on where to go and what to do. Bring some glasses, safety or even sun glasses to protect against flying rock chips. Definitely bring water and sunscreen as well. We sort of felt like prisoners pounding on rocks for hours...hahaha. However, every time... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The road into the fossil grounds is long and unpaved, but no need for an off-road vehicle because it's well-graded and flat. The owners are very friendly and give quick instruction on how to dig for the fossils and gave you a special hammer to use. There is a display of named fossils that you will find along with samples... More 

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Thank you for your response! More 

Oxnard, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was the first year in 5 years I couldn't go to U-Dig due to an injury. It has always been a fun and rewarding experience and I have even taken my rock club from AZ there twice. I have never driven less than 11 hours to get there and it never seemed not worth the effort. I missed not... More 

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Bellingham, Washington, Usa
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

U-Dig Fossils was a well anticipated stop along the route of our Southwest road trip that began in Washington state. Our drive north from the Grand Canyon, with a hotel stay in between, took longer than we planned on. Upon arrival in Delta, our GPS led us into a residential area on a late afternoon. (Having misplaced the info we... More 

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Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting U-Dig Fossils and for your review! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

early July visited in afternoon. Once we got hang of it and knew what we were looking for it wasn't hard to find the trilobites. Periodically we brought back our findings for worker to review and advise which were keepers and which to disgard - many were keepers. Spent 2 hours and had a good size box full of those... More 

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Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this review

Thank You for taking time to write a review about your experience at U-Dig Fossils. More 

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Address: Address: PO Box 1113, Delta, UT 84624
Phone Number: 435-864-3638
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Delta

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