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Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

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Address: 221 North State St, Hagerman, ID 83332
Phone Number: 208-837-4857
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Description: This 4,000-acre park is known for its variety of fossils, particularly the...
This 4,000-acre park is known for its variety of fossils, particularly the horse, Idaho's state fossil.
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It was very interesting and informative, but thought there would be more. The staff new there stuff and went beyond just answering a simple question.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Punkin2013
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Boise, Idaho
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Westville, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Go to the visitors center in the town of hagerman first. It is great. Then head to monument. Town is tiny...u cant miss the nps sign.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was very interesting and informative, but thought there would be more. The staff new there stuff and went beyond just answering a simple question.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Kids had a blast...visitor center is very hands on. The Minidoka display was excellent, and getting better everyday, so say the staff. The trail and overlooks for the Oregon Trail were fun for all ages. Rangers were, as usual, excellent!

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Trying to find the Oregon trail was difficult. The film and center were good. Don't miss the minidoka display and the park is worth the drive.

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The visitor center is small, but it provides a lot of information: both about the fossils discovered in this area and the Oregon Trail. One really has to go to the two Overlook points to appreciate this National Monument. My suggestion: Walk part of the Oregon Trail. You will probably find that very few visitors make this effort. An unique... More 

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BULLHEAD CITY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Fossil beds are on Bell Rapids Road about 5 miles up, I am guessing I forgot to look at the odometer, there is just a small sign in front of the fence line with a long trail leading up to where they had a fossil dig. The actual museum is in Hagerman more than nine miles away, blink and... More 

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Bring your towel and swimsuit as this is near Miracle Hot Springs, Banbury's, and 1000 Springs which are all great hot springs pools. Bring your binoculars as this is a great area for bird viewing along the highway. Keep an eye out for deer. Bring your hiking shoes and bottled water as there are trails to take. Great spot for... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The visitor center is packed full of interesting items and fossils, including the famous Hagerman horse. It is worth a visit if you are in the area---the key here is "if you are in the area". Always important---they do have clean bathroom facilities.

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Watched a video and enjoyed reading about the area. Had never heard about the Hagerman Horse. The ranger is extremely helpful.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Stopped by on my way to Boise. The only fossils you will see are at the small visitor's center. There is a scenic drive, but not very impressive, and again no fossils. The visitor's center is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I don't know why they chose those two days of the week to be closed.

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Additional Information about Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Address: 221 North State St, Hagerman, ID 83332
Phone Number: 208-837-4857
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Hagerman
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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