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U-Dig Fossils

PO Box 1113, Delta, UT 84624
435-864-3638
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Delta
Type: Geologic Formations, Canyons
Activities: Dig (archeology)
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Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this review

Thank you for your response! More

Oxnard, California, United States
1 review
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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

Florissant, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

So I dragged my husband and kids to this place in the middle of the desert called Death Canyon. My youngest was super excited until she realized she was going to have to work for her reward. I liked it and my husband found the most trilobites. We went July 2 and arrived in mid morning 11ish to beat the... More

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

Thanks for visiting U-dig Fossils and for taking time to submit a review. We hope to see you again. More

Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I spent 3 hours the other day splitting rocks looking for trilobites. I did find some...not a lot, but this kind of thing is always hit-or-miss. Based on my 3 hours, a full day of work should result in several very nice large trilobites (about two inches), and quite a few nice, smaller ones. You can buy trilobites in a... More

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

Thanks for your review and suggestions. More

NC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It's 30ish miles from Delta on the highway and then another 20 out a gravel road (and when you get to the one or two points on the gravel road where the speed limit drops, slow down - no kidding.) Once there, you pay your money for a couple of hours, a half day, or full day. They provide hammers... More

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