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Stonerose Interpretive Center and Eocene Fossil Site

15 N Kean St # 1, Republic, WA 99166-8832
+1 509-775-2295
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Very interesting

We didn't take advantage of the fossil hunting which might have been fun if it was cooler. We... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
Work can be Fun!!

I stopped in for the first time and decided to take my chance and see if I could find a fossil... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2016
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Millions of years ago, this fossil site was a lake rich in plant and animal life.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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15 N Kean St # 1, Republic, WA 99166-8832
+1 509-775-2295
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

We didn't take advantage of the fossil hunting which might have been fun if it was cooler. We enjoyed looking at the different fossils, and my mom enjoyed listening to the visitor from England asking the aide questions. (My mother didn't think she could ask...More

1  Thank Anon58759
Reviewed July 13, 2016

I stopped in for the first time and decided to take my chance and see if I could find a fossil. Well to my pleasure I was able to find a fossil of a Pine needle and beetle larvae. I have it proudly displayed at...More

Thank Wash-Tex
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Our family greatly enjoyed our visit to the interpretive center where we learned about the local shale which holds 50 million year old fossils of plants and fish. Renting a bag including a hammer and chisel, we went to the local site to spend some...More

Thank linda b
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

This is a must do for families of all ages. We had a blast with grandkids digging and hammering for archeological treasures. Super friendly educational staff got us started and we searched for several hours. Reasonably priced entrance fee (only $5 for seniors and teens)...More

1  Thank Deb G
Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is the second time in 6yrs my husband and myself have come to dig at Stonerose. We love this site and already have an collection of fossils from this Eocene lake bed. This is a fabulous fun family learning experience for everyone, especially if...More

Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a fun place for the whole family to come and share the experience of paleontology. You can take a step back in time to dig for fossils. Especially great to bring the kids to have fun while learning about the earth.

Thank Anna H
Reviewed March 15, 2016

First a trip to the office to pay a very minimal amount, receive your chisel and hammer, and box for your findings, check out the fossils displayed, get your instructions on how best to find your treasures, and then a short track to the site....More

1  Thank mseagle3
Reviewed November 9, 2015

You actually are able to dig on the site of relics from the past, ie amber, gold, etc. You can ususally take what you find home, but they do like to check it out and sometimes they may ask for it back.

Thank shakazuluone
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I had a blast! We spent hours digging fossils and found more than we could of ever expected! I left there with the feeling that I just couldn't wait to bring my kids here because I knew that they would love it....More

Thank Robin N
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Stonerose is right in town. I would think to go fossil hunting would one would have to "head for the hills." Not here at all. Well, actually you do head for a hill, but it's right there in the city limits. Great orientation from the...More

Thank eraser
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August 5, 2016|
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Response from Wash-Tex | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly there is a parking area directly across from the dig site. Should be big enough to park RV during the week but not on weekend.