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I stopped here on a whim. Wasn't sure what it was but needed a driving break. The scenery was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Castle, Indiana
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The fossil are great, and one of the rangers gave us a private talk because we hadn't arrived at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here on a whim. Wasn't sure what it was but needed a driving break. The scenery was really nice and the visitor center was well maintained with plenty of fossils. Although I found it boring, there were plenty of people there that were...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fossil are great, and one of the rangers gave us a private talk because we hadn't arrived at the proper time (and the place was not too busy.) There had been a group of schoolchildren on a field trip; we could see their bus...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Fuir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to see a varied fossil collection, with good exhibits and information at the visitor center. The butte itself also boasts some great scenery.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank James T
Reviewed September 10, 2019 via mobile

This site has the most complete intact fossils of any site. The detail is amazing. And the quantity of plants, birds, fish, insects and amphibians. Finding them together to see how they interacted with each other is a special insight. Can watch them work on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ki0ki
Reviewed August 25, 2019

Excellent display of fossils , geology and history of the region. Recommend touring on the forest service roads through the park, great views of the area .

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

Love it so many cool fossils including a 3-toed-horse,Palm leaves, snakes, birds, bats, turtles, stingrays, cool fish,(ect) there's a nature trail and a timeline the timeline shows all the events that happened on earth oh and you do not have to pay to get in....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

One of the largest fossil deposits in the United States. You’ll see mainly fish and sea going creatures but others as well. There is actual work being done on collecting and preserving the fossils. Park Ranger Kyle did a great job on explaining the process....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed August 17, 2019

We stopped on our way to Idaho and were impressed with the extensive exhibit of fossils found on the property. These were distinctly different species from the mammals found at Dinosaur NM not too far away. We were impressed how the palentologists have excavated fossilized...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ROCtraveler30
Reviewed August 13, 2019

very good place to start the fossil experience of looking for your self. Many types are on display to see and wonder how they found that small fish in all the rock they must have gone through.

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed August 10, 2019

We stopped in to see the fossils on our way from SLC to Grand Teton NP. The drive in is through the high desert so don't expect the lush mountains further north. The visitor center parking lot is under construction so you will have a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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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