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Stonerose Interpretive Center and Eocene Fossil Site

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Address: 15-1 N. Kean Street, Republic, WA 99166
Phone Number: (509) 775-2295
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Millions of years ago, this fossil site was a lake rich in plant and animal...

Millions of years ago, this fossil site was a lake rich in plant and animal life.

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Great place to take children and their parents and grandparents

You actually are able to dig on the site of relics from the past, ie amber, gold, etc. You can ususally take what you find home, but they do like to check it out and sometimes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
shakazuluone
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Tonasket, Washington
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Tonasket, Washington
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

You actually are able to dig on the site of relics from the past, ie amber, gold, etc. You can ususally take what you find home, but they do like to check it out and sometimes they may ask for it back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I had a blast! We spent hours digging fossils and found more than we could of ever expected! I left there with the feeling that I just couldn't wait to bring my kids here because I knew that they would love it. I've been there twice with friends. Next trip is defiantely with my kids!!!!

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Wenatchee, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Stonerose is right in town. I would think to go fossil hunting would one would have to "head for the hills." Not here at all. Well, actually you do head for a hill, but it's right there in the city limits. Great orientation from the staff before hunting. Also, after we were finished they spent several minutes with us going... More 

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Inchelium, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Fossil hunting here was great! Each person can take up to three fossils per visit, which is actually nice otherwise you'd probably come back with piles of fossils! The kids all got to take home their own specimens which they loved.

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Thank Paperdesk
Clinton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I think I have written about this location before, but I would like to encourage you to try it. The museum is interesting, but the best part is to go up the hill with the tools you rent at the museum and look for fossils. Each time we have hunted we have come home with several. You can take three... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Quite easy to get fossils. Good introduction on how to use the chisel and hammer, and it is basically guaranteed to walk away with some excellent, whole fossils. Mostly leaves. How often do you get to discover your own fossils out of rock? This was too cool.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you are interested in the geological history of the area, and like looking at - and finding! - fossils, this is a must-see. Plus it's in the historic doctor's house.

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Thank gettingandspending
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We stopped by Stone Rose at the recommendation of the U.S. Customs agent at the border. The kids really enjoyed looking at the museum exhibits, and of course digging for fossils. For a small fee you can dig all day and keep a few specimens to take home. The very helpful, knowledgable staff will sort thru and identify your specimens... More 

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Republic, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stonerose is a great place to take your family. I've been with children of all ages and they all loved the process of discovery. The staff are wonderful at ensuring that you always have something interesting to take home.

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Thank WestforkGal
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was very excited and looking forward to my experience at Stonerose, and indeed did have a very good time when I was discovering fossils. It was my experience when I was with a staff member as she went through my quite exceptional discoveries that was the problem. I had found some very good examples of deciduous leaves that were... More 

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