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Stonerose Interpretive Center and Eocene Fossil Site

15-1 N. Kean Street, Republic, WA 99166
(509) 775-2295
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Republic
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The center is great for all ages,8-80, .The fossil dig site is a short walk from the center in downtown Republic. the helpful folks at the center... more »
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Freeland, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Bring your own hammer and chisel; (you save $5.00). Rent the tools or bring your own it still is a fun and different thing to do. It is located 1 block off the main street of town. The dig site is 2 blocks form the office (pay area). I suggest slacks / old shoes and a hat and gloves. The... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our family of five spent half a day in early August at the fossil site. First, Republic is a cute and quaint old town. It is small, so even without having written down the address it was easy to find. The signage is good. The Museum and Interpretive Center are one block off the main drag. The folks inside are... More

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Washington State
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

For a small fee you can dig for fossils, have them identified, and bring a few home to show off. How cool is that??? When I say dig, you are actually banging on rocks with a hammer and a chisel, so wear eye protection. How many people can show you a fossil of a prehistoric plant or insect that they... More

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Republic, Washington
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26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Stonerose Interpretive Center and Fossil Site are rare finds themselves, tucked away in the scenic small town of Republic, WA. Located about 3 hours northwest of Spokane, and a day's drive from Seattle, Stonerose is definitely worth checking out if you or any family members are interested in fossils and dinosaurs. The Interpretive Center is a small spot located next... More

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Sammamish, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Visiting the Center and splitting rocks for fossils was a very educational experience for us and our 9 year old boys. FredSmithSeattle below has a good review that is very helpful. I would just add that if you are headed here in the summer, take a hat, and wear boots. I also had with me my gloves, and chisels that... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

My mom and two kids came here on a Tuesday in August. The staff are very helpful and give you a quick tutorial to help you get started. We rented the chisel and hammers - the price was right! You walk up the hill to the dig site. There are a lot of small, broken fossils - mostly leaves. We... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

The stone rose site is a nifty place that owns a hill of rock that contains lots of fossils that are from the Eocene period (6 million years old). When you buy an admission, you may dig from 8:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Also, you may rent a chisel and hammer for $5 a pair. This is a very unique,... More

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a great inexpensive experience for adults and especially for children. What kid wouldn't like sitting in a pile of rocks and chiseling stone to uncover a plant or animal that has been buried for 50 million years?

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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We visited Stonerose from Seattle with our 4 year old son and 6 year old daughter. In particular, our daughter really loved Stonerose. WHEN TO GO – We arrived on a Friday around 9:00 am and the Stonerose center was just getting ready to start an introductory session for a school group. There was about a 30 minute presentation which... More

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nw washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

this was our second trip to fossil dig, and we did good. The people at the Center are really helpful, friendly. It is in a location that can be really hot during they day so be prepared.

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