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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Visit a real-life archaeological dig site

This is a really nice site - easy access, cheap (at most $5), historical, educational, fun, and takes less than 2 hours. Learn about the pre-historical Waco area and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really nice site - easy access, cheap (at most $5), historical, educational, fun, and takes less than 2 hours. Learn about the pre-historical Waco area and the Columbian Mammoths that lived there. Hear about how the site was discovered, what happened there and why it's important. Best of all, see a real archaeological dig site (enclosed and... More 

Thank djatnieks
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I won't give away the details, but the nature of the archaeological find here is pretty amazing. It is well worth the modest charge to participate in the guided tour. As some others have noted, however, at least one of the guides has an awkward presentation style. It almost seems as if she is struggling to remember her script or... More 

Thank Brent D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Mammoth site is a "neat" place to see. The facilities are new and well kept. Very clean. The tour guides were friendly and informative. Though I love science and had high hopes, I just couldn't really fall in love with this place. I can't say it is something that has to be seen, but if spending more than a... More 

Thank Wacoans
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These were Columbian Mammoths, not the Wooly Mammoths you may have heard about. I had not idea about another type of Mammoth or that they were in Texas. There is a covering over where they are digging the bones out. Interesting to hear about them and what happened to them. Many were discovered, along with camel bones, and other bones... More 

Thank jmckee7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never seen an open archeological dig before and this was fascinating. The guide was extremely well informed and provided a great deal of interesting information. In addition, they made access easy for my 87-year-old mother who has some mobility issues. Great destination.

Thank radley4
Portland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our visit to Waco Mammoth National Monument, where we got to see very interesting "in situ" fossils of Columbian mammoths and other animals. When planning your visit, however, it's important to keep in mind that this is not a large place and that most groups, particularly those traveling with young children, should probably not... More 

Thank James C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love mammoths - not sure why, but I find them so interesting. I had no idea that Waco had mammoth remains but it tied in wonderfully with my visit to the La Brea Tar Pits in LA. The bones here are of a nursery herd, probably caught in a flash flood. Very moving to hear about them and even... More 

Thank Jenny H
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mammoths are Columbian which are larger than wholly mammoths. The tour was interesting about how they were found arranged. Our tour guide was a bit stale but was informative. There isn't much to see or do other than what's inclosed in the building that hold the mammoths still in-earthed. You do have to buy a ticket of about $5... More 

Thank caroleannscott
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit. Cool bones and such. Kinda small so plan in visiting other attractions in waco.

Thank Dennis D
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I only wish we had more mammoths to view. We had an excellent guide ( Christine or Christina, did fully hear her name). It was obvious as the tour started that she is very passionate about her job and her enthusiasm is infectious. It's very obvious she enjoys sharing information as well. First time I've been here but I walked... More 

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