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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 2 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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Republic, Washington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The logo of the stone rose is actually from a cocoa plant which nowadays you can only find in Asia. You are provided a hammer and chisel in a bag and sent 2 blocks further up the hill to the dig site. Other than the areas marked with yellow danger tape and red do not dig areas, you can pick... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

The guide, was very hospitable and helpful. The fees are low and for a small Museum they have an amazing display.

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Rabat
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The Stonerose interpretive center in Republic, WA has an interesting exhibit on the history of Ferry County, and impressively knowledgeable personnel. A very helpful employee of the Stonerose Interpretive Center kindly assisted us in further researching info on some of our family history, and provided us with copies from relevant pages of local genealogy books as well as with contact... More

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