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Waco Mammoth National Monument

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Outstanding visit and so glad we came!

We had thought about stopping at Waco Mammoth on our way to Round Rock to visit family several... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sue L

Park Ranger that conducted our tour today was very professional, knowledgeable and entertaining... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Antonio, Texas
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 14, 2015

Waco Mammoth Site is an unexpected surprise, it is the only site in the United States with this type of mammoth. It is a guided tour and takes about 45 minutes to an hour. It is educational and our guide also made the tour entertaining....More

4  Thank RD M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 31, 2018

I will start by saying that if you are not a history buff or mammoth lover, you may want to stay away. Young children likely will not be interested in this as well. You can walk on your own for no charge or you can...More

4  Thank Josie R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had thought about stopping at Waco Mammoth on our way to Round Rock to visit family several times, but this time decided to do it. It was amazing! Our tour guide was very informative and we were in awe of the actual area that...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park Ranger that conducted our tour today was very professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. Only about a 30-45 tour but lots of information provided and you can ask as many questions as you like. Facility is well maintained.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Remarkable they brought the museum to the site and not the other way around (although a number of the bones are in storage for safekeeping, as they are of pre-fossilized material). Very knowledgeable guide, We learned about Columbian mammoths which are larger and different than...More

1  Thank Odyssey518888
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never knew there were mammoths in Texas. Very interesting. Tours every half hour. Guides were knowledgeable, courteous, and answered all our questions. Easy to navigate, paved walkways throughout the tour. Suitable for elderly, handicapped, wheelchairs, or kids.

1  Thank aandebiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your heart goes pitter-pat in the face of rare historical (pre-historical) findings, if you've ever felt awe in the presence of fossils or ancient artifacts, Waco Mammoth National Monument is a wonderful stop on your stay in Waco. Like many others, the fruits of...More

1  Thank deburkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, a friend and I took a tour of the Waco Mammoth National Monument on a Saturday afternoon. There were about 25 people in our tour group. We left the visitor’s center and walk about a quarter mile to the mammoth excavation site. We...More

1  Thank M J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on a whim on our way back to DFW, and we're pleasantly surprised we could take a tour in just a few minutes of arriving. It was raining lightly but once we got to the site, everything was indoors. The tour guide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this location to see the skeletal remains of the Colombian Mammoth and other ancient species was very interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the site and it’s importance in the area. Very worth while

Thank lwall55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not know about the monument, but were able to join the last tour of the day and it was well worth the small fee. The only nursery herd of mammoths known to exist...go see it!

1  Thank Lynne G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Waco for the Magnolia Silobrations and needed something else for 12yr old son to do besides shopping!! The Mammoth site seemed to be a good place to visit. We were very impressed ... you are able to walk through the grounds but...More

1  Thank mccullough01
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Janet S
September 24, 2017|
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Response from 684j | Reviewed this property |
There is a short trail (maybe a half mile round trip?) to see the fossils preserved in the building. You purchase tickets and go with a tour guide to see the fossils. If you are looking for trails in Waco check out Cameron... More
David A
July 5, 2017|
Response from dil345 | Reviewed this property |
Feee to enter but a fee for the tour-look at the website for your answer
Fred R
July 4, 2017|
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Response from FredinTexas | Reviewed this property |
I think so. There are concrete sidewalks throughout.