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Waco Mammoth National Monument

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Passing through Waco on vacation through Texas. We always try to take in the National... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa N
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This is a small, unassuming monument to past history. It wakes one up to the vastness of geologic... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Waco, Texas
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6220 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco, TX 76708-5338
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Passing through Waco on vacation through Texas. We always try to take in the National Monuments/Parks along the way. This one must not be be missed!! Good for school-age children through adults. The ranger was pleasant and super-informative. Nice walk to the dig site but...More

1  Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small, unassuming monument to past history. It wakes one up to the vastness of geologic time and the surprising reality of creatures that no longer exist. The entry fee is very reasonable, and a comfortable place from which to view the remains...More

1  Thank whangnot7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a couple hours to kill so found this site within a few miles from downtown. It was informative and I think the $5 entry was reasonable for what was offered. Very nice and knowledgeable staff. This place has a lot of potential.

1  Thank Shawn S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I’ve always herd about “digs” but this was the first time I’ve been able to see one in person. The walk wasn’t very far (important for I have a bad knee) you hear the story how the first bones were found and see where they...More

2  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the Waco Mammoth National Monument. It is located on the west side of Waco along the Bosque River. Two arrowhead hunters found a Columbian mammoth femur and took it to Baylor for identification. The National Monument grew out of that. There has been...More

2  Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one place that everyone should visit. A nice drive out of Waco, and only $5. It's literally just a gift shop and the large room housing the dig site, but for $5 you can't complain! There is a free guide who walks you...More

2  Thank CraigB1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped after a trip to Baylor University. What an unknown gem! It was easy access, even for a wheelchair limited visitor. The actual excavation area is indoors and air conditioned. The guide answered many questions and introduced us to some of the curators, who...More

2  Thank Andy J
Reviewed 1 week ago

l had no idea this was near us, and I wish I had known about it when my kids were smaller. It was an interesting, short tour, and an informative view of a fascinating ancient site.

2  Thank Anne A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mammoth site was a wonderful experience. And comfortable too, since most of the actual excavation was indoors! Easy for all to access due to availability of a golf cart to get from the welcome center to the actual site. Don't miss this attraction when in...More

1  Thank callmemagicfish
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a walk to the sight, but it's easy even by my very indoorsy-kind-of-girl standard. Then the whole site is air-conditioned! We had a great time with a nine year old, but younger and teens were enjoying it as well.

1  Thank TheLuckiestMommy
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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.