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Fossil Butte National Monument

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Address: , Kemmerer, WY 83101
Phone Number: 307-877-4455
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Small museum, but very well done.

Fossil Butte National Monument is tucked away in the middle of nowhere. The boonies. However, it had very good signage so we were able to find it without difficulty. It is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fossil Butte National Monument is tucked away in the middle of nowhere. The boonies. However, it had very good signage so we were able to find it without difficulty. It is a small museum, but very well done. The exhibits and the information posted were both very good. I would recommend taking an extra 20 minutes or so to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This monument is in a corner of Wyoming that you might bypass, but if driving from Salt Lake City to Jackson, you should definitely stop. It's amazing the diverse types of fossils that were found in the area, all on display in the visitors center. There's a nice short movie there too. The nature trail towards the end of the... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good visitors center, you can get a very good education on the forming of the planet and the type of life that was in the area at each time period. There are plenty of fossil examples in the center. Noticed picnic areas that were nice but did not have the supplies or time to use. Did not have the time... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The little museum has a great set up to demonstrate the age of the earth and when changes to the earth have occurred in relationship to it's age. Free, a great way to spend an hour or so.

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We didn't get to tour the grounds much because it was raining, but we loved the museum. They have some wonderful displays of fossils and had a volunteer working on some when we visited. The park staff were very helpful and informative. Definitely worth the stop.

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It's a fun place for kids and family. You can dig your own fossils. We used to stop every time we went through on our way home to Washington. Our son loved the fossils and dug his own on site. The owners were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It was so much funny to see... all the fossils and see what other people have find out there. The people are nice

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There are superb displays of all sorts of fossils found in the local area at this small visitor centre. Don't miss the alligator fossil! It's definitely worth stopping here for a visit if you're passing by.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The visitor center at FBNM was absolutely incredible! The exhibits were excellent! The rangers we so knowledgable and didn't hesitate to answer questions. The research hike to the research quarry was fun, beautiful and a great learning experience.

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We have been here twice already. It was a short stop on our way back from Yellowstone and Teton. It was also for the kids who wanted to learn and to get a junior ranger badge. Wish we could have stayed longer. We were not disappointed. The park rangers were knowledgeable and informative. There were very few visitors so that... More 

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