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Lots of Fossils

This place is a hidden gem off the beaten path. I had no idea that it was here plus it is free! We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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Free Fossil Dig. Keep your treasures!!!

A hidden gem of the beaten path !! Fun for all ages. Great for that budding paleontologist wether... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
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2375 Indian Creek Road, Mineral Wells, TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem of the beaten path !! Fun for all ages. Great for that budding paleontologist wether your 2 or 99. Pay attention to the temperature because it will get hot. Bring water !!

1  Thank MooreWater
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank JrH29
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The kids always enjoy coming to fossil park! The love hunting for fossils and taking some home with them. Looking for dinosaur tracks and having a pinic, great day of fun for the whole family.

Thank Deelightfuljoy
Reviewed November 26, 2017

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

4  Thank Mary W
Reviewed November 16, 2017

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

2  Thank dnasaur
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank spencer m
Reviewed October 3, 2017

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

2  Thank LoriSchmidtke
Reviewed June 26, 2017

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 !

1  Thank Enloe M
Reviewed May 31, 2017

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

2  Thank rarobbins
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June 9, 2018|
Response from bhenkle |
Are cabins available at the park?