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A cool, damp morning cut my visit short but the area does provide information as to how the gorge was formed. Samples of fossils are on display which I found very interesting. If it had been a nicer day weather wise, I probably would have...More
If you were lucky enough to visit right after the flood, it would have been memorable. Today it is just a skeleton. People have taken away much of the fossils as this site is unsupervised.
Still you can visit and hike around, visit Sugarbottom beach,...More
The story behind the discovery of the fossil gorge is interesting, but I'm sorry to say we were a bit underwhelmed with the site itself. The fossils all are very small, nothing that wows you. Most are (repetitious) plant and coral based - no interesting...More
We loved the fossil gorge. I felt like we stepped back in time and learned so much. What a treat to be able to walk along these fossils. Print off the guide before you go, so worth it to go number to number learning. The...More
PROS: 350 million year old sea bed! Aquatic fossils embedded in the rocks; the fossils are all easy to find; the available brochure helps you find specific fossils. Great 1-2 hour activity for the whole family.
CONS: none . great attraction for Iowa City/Coralville
Sorry I didn't see this question until now!! if you have not visit yet, I wouldn't recommend it in January because the freezing temps and ice. Very sorry for the delay but truth is I didn't even know people could ask me... More
Sorry I didn't see this question until now!! if you have not visit yet, I wouldn't recommend it in January because the freezing temps and ice. Very sorry for the delay but truth is I didn't even know people could ask me questions on here until this very minute...