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Peaceful and quiet

Visited en route to Grand Teton, and very glad we did. There are two main short hikes here, the... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Fascinating Fossils

We only had time to go through the museum, but that in itself was so interesting. Lots of fossil... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Crystal Lake, IL
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Visited en route to Grand Teton, and very glad we did. There are two main short hikes here, the nature trail (around 2 mile round trip) and the longer quarry hike (4 miles). The quarry hike is classed as moderate/strenuous, but it’s reasonably well paved...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We only had time to go through the museum, but that in itself was so interesting. Lots of fossil reproductions and very informative. The ranger was quite helpful in answering our questions.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cofcor
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This place is really put together well. It is amazing how many fossils have been found here. The displays are very impressive. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. You can start with a short walk through geologic history following the timeline on the outside...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We did a quick day trip to visit Fossil Butte. The visitors center has a nice collection of fossils and it is interesting to see the actual fossils prep being done there and talk to the rangers doing it. I found the visitor center employees...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 939glendar
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Made a detour on our route in order to see this and so glad we did. There are lots of fossils on display (as you would expect) but so much more. There is an excellent introductory video and informative displays. There is also a member...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RoverP
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I guess I was expecting a little more from Fossil Butte Monument. There is a small museum about local fossils. There are a couple of hiking trails. We only had time for one of them. We did see a few antelope in the hills so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Valerie C
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The park rangers were very nice. We got to see a man prepping fossils.Nice little museum. I didn't walk the trails,just visited the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davidcP1917ZW
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Educational informative and amazing. This is out in the middle of nowhere and has excellent quality. Spend time talking to the guy cleaning fossil rock to revel the fossil. Ask questions and take your time looking at the exhibits. We took the scenic drive and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank U3791BIgaryg
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Very much enjoyed the displays and very informative Ranger at the Fossil Butte National Monument. Watched two of the well done documentaries. Worth seeing on your trip to this area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PatsPicks1947
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Had a very nice hike up to the shale area. It was getting close to sunset and you don't want the gates to get closed on you. Fantastic view of the area. Even saw a couple deer up there.

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 1, 2018|
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Response from Rose G | Reviewed this property |
It is not really a park. It is like a museum/info center/ranger station and gift shop combined. I would say if you are really interested in fossils and look at all the details in the exhibits, then 40 to 45 minutes. If... More
Patti P
July 4, 2018|
Response from carlbeierjd | Reviewed this property |
If (this) Thursday means TODAY, July 5th (and all Thursdays through Labor Day, in September), the visitor center hours are 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. These are standard SUMMER hours n a daily basis,
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Rose G | Reviewed this property |
As with most taxpayer owned parks and monuments, pets are allowed on leash only and you must pick up after them, or be heavily fined. A few of the picnic areas have plastic poop bags and garbage cans available, but I would... More