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This place is a hidden gem off the beaten path. I had no idea that it was here plus it is free! We found a ton of fossils of all different shapes and sizes. Bring good shoes and plenty of drinking water. There is no...More
Excellent place to find an abundance of small surface fossils. Greatly appreciated the new shaded picnic area. Portapotty was clean and well maintained. Loved the sign giving info about the fossils. Several families with excited kids making discoveries of a lifetime. Place is large enough...More
OK, so I grew up in this town and had no clue this place was here! Yes, I've been gone for several years, but who knew! Had a good time digging around looking for fossils.
Things you need to know:
-The only restroom is a...More
We enjoyed a wonderful day at the Mineral Wells Fossil Park. This free park is full of crinoids and brachiopods that visitors can collect and take home. We also found fragments of trilobites which are much harder to find. We went on the park's Crazy...More
This place is a fun activity for families, however I would recommend bringing sunscreen and lots of water. The heat in the summer I can be a little intense. There are lots of small fossils around, and a great sign of the entrance that tells...More
The Mineral Wells Fossil Park is free and fun for all ages in the family. Though, it would be tough to get a wheelchair down into. Still, there is a shaded area above with picnic tables where elderly/disabled can watch the treasure-hunters and wait to...More
Great place for sifting and searching for fossils ! Easy to spend a half day or more searching. Bring water and a fossils identification guide....lots of small specimens can be found. Great place for a picnic too !
We enjoyed the park ... it's fun to be someplace where fossils are so abundant (even if they are all quite small.) The park is essentially a gravel pit and there is no shade...go early morning or late in the day and wear hats and/or...More