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Jon H wrote a review Sep 8
Fort Myers, Florida389 contributions80 helpful votes
Pretty area below the spillway. Plenty of fossils, easy to see and identify. Good spot for kids to search and explore..
Date of experience: September 2020
csutter4747 wrote a review Aug 2020
Gainesville, Florida83 contributions57 helpful votes
Many reviewers stated they did not find fossils but it may be they were looking for the wrong thing. The fossils here are small - think small seashells - no larger than your finger and frequently smaller than your fingernail. With that in mind, look closely and walk slowly and you will see plenty of fossils. There was also a bit of water running through the site - mostly a trickle with a few larger pools. There were frogs and a small snapping turtle in one of the larger pools. …
Date of experience: August 2020
LINDA R wrote a review Jul 2020
Didn't see any fossils . I was disappointed in the area and could t find any information that coordinated the numbers with the fossils. However the campgrounds there and near there were nice f
Date of experience: July 2020
torpdo wrote a review Jun 2020
Des Moines, Iowa525 contributions51 helpful votes
This was my second trip to the gorge. The first time I was here, the weather was cool and rainy. This time it was a beautiful day. It is easy to walk through the gorge to see the fossils. Some areas have a marker where the fossil is clear to see. Great little nature area.
Date of experience: June 2020
Jean G wrote a review Mar 2020
Came to Iowa for the weekend and wanted to find something to do before we left to go home. Came across this, it was very interesting and educational. Beautiful scenery and it was free.
Date of experience: March 2020