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Fossil Butte National Monument

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Address: P.O. Box 592, Kemmerer, WY 83101
Phone Number: 307-877-4455
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Very good geologic history

If you like geologic history and fossil this is a great stop, if you don't then don't bother. This is out of the way a little. The Visitor center very informative, we though it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you like geologic history and fossil this is a great stop, if you don't then don't bother. This is out of the way a little. The Visitor center very informative, we though it was worth the stop. I learned a few things, thus it was a good stop

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Drove to Fossil Butte from Rock Springs, WY which took about an 1.5 hours. The displays in the visitors center is just awesome. The ranger the day we were there was very nice and answered all our questions and provided some insight of the area. There are several hiking trails and a driving loop. Did see some wonderful wildlife too,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a very nice, clean, renovated, well managed motel. I would definitely stay here again if I am in the area.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If fossils have ever been an interest of yours, you owe it to yourself to visit this national monument. The hills around this site have been and are being mined for fossil fish which are sold around the world. Fortunately this site is preserving these creatures while offering an absolutely amazing variety for display. From the small to the large,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Absolutely brilliant place, which we found almost by accident. Beautyful area and stunning wildlife as well, not just fossils of unsurpassed quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

As is the case with most National Parks entrance fees are minimal. We didn't brace the cold on our visit but they have several hiking trails. The visitor center is very nice and modern. It is filled with information, and the staff were friendly and helpful. If you have small children or even young teenagers check out the junior ranger... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After the high mountains of the north of Wyoming the more desolate southern areas have less varied scenery but, there are those dinosaur mines. Fossil Bute is well worth a visit. There is an interesting walkway as you approach, running round the centre dated through the epocs, distances between signs relating to measures of geological time. the audiovisuals are interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped here along our travels since we are always looking for interesting natural or historical sites. This was not as impressive as some, but, nonetheless, did not disappoint. It is a huge area which looks, on approach, like circle of high plateaus. When we arrived, we found that this is where largest fresh water fish fossil deposits were discovered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were here in the off season, so no active fossil digs, but even still, this place is awesome. It was about an hour's drive from where we stayed at Bear Lake and totally worth the drive. The visitor center staff - for the most part - were friendly and helpful. One in particular, sorry I can't remember his name,... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I thought I'd reviewed this from my 2013 visit but just realized I hadn't. (the dropdown menu won't let me choose July 2013) Fossil Butte is a wonderful stopover in the middle of nowhere. The visitors center and immediate surroundings has some wonderful exhibits, and very knowledgeable park rangers are there to give further explanations if you want. I didn't... More 

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