Trammel Fossil Park

Trammel Fossil Park, Sharonville: Address, Trammel Fossil Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Trammel Fossil Park
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Matt
Columbus, OH35 contributions
Entertaining Day Trip - Small Interesting Fossils
Apr 2021
There are a tone of small fossils. They are mostly of the types pictured in the images from other reviews. Don't expect beautiful surroundings or large fossils. check out a maps program to see the area.

We couldn't find any trilobite fossils... and we looked for a fair amount of time.

My son's are 15 and 16 and they both had a pretty good time, but I think younger kids and kid's that are really into paleontology would love it.

Bring eye protection, chisels and hammers if you want (some will probably break). However many fossils have already been freed from the rocks and can be found simply by looking.

There are some decent restaurants and parks close by too. Families can easily make a day trip to this location for fun.
Written April 5, 2021
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Jeff G
Battle Creek, MI118 contributions
Interesting Geology Near Industrial Park
Sep 2020
Educational spot to take kids but the amount of trash around detracted from the experience. Several of the informational signs were in rough shape but the ones you could read were insightful.
Written November 19, 2020
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Nevilsizor
Marana, AZ81 contributions
Cool place!
Sep 2020 • Family
This place was really cool. Found several fossils for being there just a short time! Had fun with family hunting fossils.
Written September 9, 2020
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Experience750442
2 contributions
Informative fun
Sep 2019 • Couples
My husband and I enjoy looking for fossils. The park is well laid out and explains the rock layers that are exposed. Wish I had kids to bring here.
Written September 29, 2019
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Myssi73
Hagerhill, KY123 contributions
Wonderful little gem
Aug 2019
Stopped by this little park while in town visiting. So glad we did. Its a wonderful little treasure. Very well kept, CLEAN porta potty with hand washing station was a plus. Only there a few minutes with little effort and found several fossils, I'm sure we could have found lots more if we had stayed longer and looked harder. Some really large ones too. We opted to leave them for the next set of visitors. Really great spot. Next time we will pack a picnic lunch.
Written August 15, 2019
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Tanveer
Indianapolis, IN172 contributions
Visiting Sharonville
Jul 2019 • Family
Interesting trip to Trammel Fossil Park. Small but quite interesting. Free admission and good information before going to the area where you can see small fossils embedded in the rocks. We spent 30 mins, saw interesting things and find small fossils to take home. Recommended if you are traveling around have young kids to show the fossils.
Written July 13, 2019
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HDS1
Fairfield, OH791 contributions
Excellent fossil site
Jul 2018 • Solo
Trammel Fossil Park is a little out of the way, but worth a visit for fossil buffs. There are excellent signs explaining the rock strata and the types of fossils that can be found in each layer. I would highly recommend wearing boots with a hard sole.
Written April 6, 2019
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globegypsy
Lafayette, IN91 contributions
Little place, LOTS of fossils
Mar 2019 • Family
This is a little place, just ten acres in the middle of an industrial park. It’s closer to Mason than Cincinnati but well worth it. My grandkids are teenagers who are usually more interested in how they look than searching for old stuff. Yet when they found out that the fossils were right on top of the ground, no digging and no real searching, well all that changed. We really enjoyed their faces light up when they realized that the rock they were holding was over 100 MILLION years old. These are Ordovician fossils. Climb up near the tree line away from the main groups of folks to find stuff or the extreme left bottom by the parking. There is really no trick here just have fun and be careful because of unstable ground. It’s a great way to cap a day with a few more hours to sap their energy.
Written March 26, 2019
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Karma45387
Yellow Springs50 contributions
Trilos, brachs, coral, etc
Sep 2018 • Family
Great place to let kids explore. Avoid the cliffs over the adjacent buildings...very steep. Wonderful place to find trilobite fragments. Learn what to look for and head up the hill just past the sign indicating the trilobite area. We found about nine within 20 minutes! Also super areas to find double sided mini shells.
Written October 9, 2018
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John E
Ballwin, MO1,409 contributions
if you're into fossils, science or geology an interesting place to stop, especially for kids
Jul 2018 • Couples
We stopped here at dusk to get a geocache and this looked like a really interesting place for a daytime visit. We plan to return to it during the day next time in area to check it out better. Seems like would be great activity for kids.
Written October 1, 2018
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