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“Docent very passionate” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Waco Mammoth Site

Waco Mammoth Site
6220 Steinbeck Bend, Waco, TX 76708
(254) 750-7946
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Ranked #3 of 49 things to do in Waco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Grand Rapids MI
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“Docent very passionate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Our docent, who also designed part of the exhibit, was very passionate about her work. The guided tour lasted almost 45 minutes - maybe longer - as she continued to answer our questions and provide insights on this exhibit and mammoth exhibits elsewhere. Without the guided tour this site would not be as interesting as she brings it to life. If you are traveling thru and need a break from I-35, stop in and learn about mammoths and other mammals.

Visited February 2014
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Austin, Texas
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“A unique and rare site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Well designed building houses the original excavation site of the Columbian mammoth remains and other fossilized animals and plants. Central Texas is very fortunate to have this truly rare and fascinating site!

Visited January 2014
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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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“Worth a stop when in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Under development and needs funding to make improvements. But, for those interested in these types of excavations, archaeology, or are self-educating children, The folks working the site are knowledgeable and eager to answer questions. Primitive, like most active digs, but worth the $7.00

Visited July 2013
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Waco, Texas, United States
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“Mammoth Site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A great educational experience for kids and adults. The proprietors are quite knowledgeable a give a great presentation. It isn't quite finished because of the need for more funding, but it is still worth seeing.

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Don't go out of your way ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

There is nothing there. I saw the site when it was under a tent before they made it a public attraction. It was interesting and you could walk down a wooden trail alongside the excavation. That was a cool experience. Now it is rather sterile, and, in my opinion, boring. Not really much to see. At $7 it is cheap enough to walk into the building and look but don't expect much because there isn't much there.

Visited December 2012
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