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American Fossil

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing Place

Exchanged a couple emails prior to arriving and they were answered within the day. Take heed of... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2018
Awesome adventure!

My kids were begging to go hunt for fossils ever since we watched Dino Hunt on Netflix. After... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
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American fossil is giving you the opportunity of a lifetime. We have the only quarry in the world where you have the opportunity to keep every fossil you find. We have recently acquired the South Dempsey Quarry, in the Green River Formation and want...more
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Farm Field Rd, Quarry on the South, Kemmerer, WY 83101
+1 801-836-7269
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

Exchanged a couple emails prior to arriving and they were answered within the day. Take heed of the warnings about using the websites directions to get to the site vs gps navigation suggestions. Staff onsite was great and we got to chiseling out the fish...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank EsjayA
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Loved it. Four hours later I had some really nice tiny fish fossils. But this was part of my experience...no fault of the quarry....but there was another client there who was on a mission for something better than a tiny fish fossil & owned a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Anne H
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

My kids were begging to go hunt for fossils ever since we watched Dino Hunt on Netflix. After doing some research I stumbled on Fossil Butte and the pay to dig quarries there. After a stop at the national monument we headed out to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 939glendar
Reviewed September 10, 2018

They provide all the tools you need. Very friendly staff to offer any kind of help or advise.My wife and I enjoyed it so much the first,we went back a second day to get more fossils.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I took my 11 year old daughter on a road trip to American Fossil and we both had a blast. We went in July. The weather was great, the staff was super attentive and fun, and we got tons of fossils. We stayed for 6...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic! Just show up and they give you a 2 min instruction a hammer and special chisel before turning you loose. Suggestion: If youre older bring a chair. Also strongly recommend water, hat, safety glasses, and leather gloves. Prepare for very fine dusty grey dirt...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kurt M
Reviewed August 31, 2018

My husband and I visited this amazing quarry today. The folks that work here are amazing. I am a teacher and they give teachers a discount. The owner Patrick and everyone who works here are super kind and helpful and very knowledgeable . We learned...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeff L
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Made a trip over here after visiting the Warfield quarry on the other side of the hill. In reality the price for the half day is the same, 85 vs 80 (after tax). No experience necessary and all the tools you need are provided. Very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nubbin86
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Hunting for fossils in the famous Green River formation is something that my husband and I have wanted to do for a long, long time, so I did extensive research to find just the right quarry- American Fossil was our choice, and the experience more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Roger K
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Patrick (owner) and Nick were working the day of our visit and made this such a great experience. They love what they do and want to share that with their guests. They are as excited as you are when you find even the most common...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank heathkp1987
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Teri M
December 6, 2018|
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Response from Rose G | Reviewed this property |
Hope you will have good brakes and a strong transmission, because the hill going down to the quarry and then back up to leave is quite steep. So bear that in mind if and when you go. Try late spring or early summer but... More
October 4, 2017|
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Response from OSUCowboys83 | Reviewed this property |
The quarry is family owned and I think that if you email them ahead of time, you might be able to schedule an opening with them....normally they are closed at that time