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Fossil Butte National Monument

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Address: Kemmerer, WY 83101
Phone Number: 307-877-4455

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This is a really pretty place and fun to stop when your around the area. Must stop if your going to dig for fossils around the area or just driving through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
orange county
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orange county
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really pretty place and fun to stop when your around the area. Must stop if your going to dig for fossils around the area or just driving through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It isn't big enough to be fantastic. And hour will allow you to see everything. And it is worth seeing. They have some great fossils. Follow up your visit by digging for your own fossil fish not far away at Warfield's Fossils. These two destinations go well together.

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Paonia, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place for those interested in fossils, geology and paleontology! We enjoyed it a lot. The visitor's center has interesting exhibits of the fossils unearthed in the area and good explanations. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The trails are nice with a scenic picnic gazebo up the road from the visitor's center. The wildlife viewing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area for the kids and adults! Rangers were helpful directing us on a good hike in our limited time there. We even got to see an active fossil dig with rangers there that helped answer more questions! We did the scenic drive which was very nice, but we weren't sure where it stopped. Great stop for a few hours... More 

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Delano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful and extremely well presented museum. While walking from the parking lot into the very attractive visitor center signs describe the geologic history of the area and of life forms. The inside of the museum is packed full of beautiful and interesting fossils and displays of many animals and plants as they looked while alive. The staff were ready... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an interesting museum. I visited the large Natural History museum in Houston, Texas and many similar fossils are in this museum. The large ferns they dug from this area are incredible. You can picture what this area looked like from the way it is displayed. Great place to visit! Love the hats in the gift store and other items.... More 

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Winfield, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Green River Formation is an amazing snapshot of an Eocene Era ecosystem and the Fossil Butte NM is a super place to get to see some of the fossils that come from this formation. The visitors center is small but it is filled with educational and interactive exhibits and many rare fossils that you don't get to see except... More 

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Caldwell, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This National Monument is worth a stop. The visitor center is packed full of fossils from this interesting geological area. The Rangers are on duty to explain and one Ranger was working on a fossil as we were there. We watched him clean the years of sediment from the fish fossil examining it under a microscope while working with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Fossil Butte Nt. Monument & was well worth the slight detour after leaving Grand Teton National Park to return home to Southern California. I only wish we had time to visit the active digs at their quarry, but the visitor center & museum was worth the trip itself. This is one of the best... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Visitors' Centre has a nice but small collection of fossils. There is a scenic drive up to the top of the Butte but it is quite short. Good view over the Butte and valley but think you are better off going to Dinosaur National Monument with the Quarry Exhibit Hall

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