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Waco Mammoth National Monument

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Address: 6220 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco, TX 76708-5338
Phone Number: (254) 750-7946
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Was very hot on the day we went but otherwise would have been a neat trip. If you like dinosaur history this is the place to see. They offered activities for kids which helped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was very hot on the day we went but otherwise would have been a neat trip. If you like dinosaur history this is the place to see. They offered activities for kids which helped entertain our younger daughter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I didn't thought I would be so excited when I got there. The tour guide was super friendly and had a way to tell the stories that I was eager to see and know more. Even though is not a full park, it was very interesting. If you are not into fossils or any of that sorts, then it's not... More 

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Euless, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm into dinosaurs and Texas history and this place has both! It's an adorable park with much better shading on the trail than I expected. We visited for the first anniversary of the national park. The rangers were running full tour groups. I especially loved watching the grad student preparing bones for study/exhibit. This is a small monument. It only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, the whole story is amazing of how this was discovered. It is worth seeing and there is a little bit of walking to the dig site but you are narrated the whole time.

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Thank HallsburgSodbuster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This an easy item to add to your weekend schedule. The staff is cordial, and the tour was fascinating and informative. This is an indoor tour that is wheelchair friendly. Short, but worthwhile.

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Thank 584janicen
Hamilton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

National Park with the most unique group of Columbian mammoths. Take the kids for sure. A nursery pack of mammoths were caught in a flash flood 65,000 years ago. Adults and babies lie together in the excavation which is covered and air conditioned. Allow 1 to 1.5 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We never heard of Mammoth in Texas. What a surprise to learn that 20+ have been found in Waco. Very knowledgeable guides take you on a trip through history.

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Thank Ted W
austin, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a small fee for the tour which is needed to see the actual dig site which is really cool. National park cards won't apply, I tried. Either way I paid $11 for one adult and two kids because of some special (maybe weekday, not sure, but it can be more). The dig site itself is amazing, and there... More 

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Thank naisarg73
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the largest prehistoric Mammoth dig sites in America. You get to actually see the dig as it is and the ongoing exploration of this site. The kids will love it and the family will have a lot to talk about after this viewing from a glass floor looking down onto the actual site.

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Jarrell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the largest such site in North America. You will not see anything like it elsewhere. Access to the site is by tour only, but the meager cost is easily worth it for a 45 minute tour with a knowledgable ranger. We also met and watched work an archaeology student interning at the site. This is a fantastic stop.

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