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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 great park to visit for a day. The visitor center's museum of the fossils is interesting. The staff was great, friendly and helpful. We hiked the nature trail early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great park to visit for a day. The visitor center's museum of the fossils is interesting. The staff was great, friendly and helpful. We hiked the nature trail early evening and spotted several mule deer. The next day hiking the 'Old Quarry Trail' we spotted a pronghorn antelope. The scenic drive up to the top of monument... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument far exceeded my expectations. Although most of the specimens ( a huge variety) are from the Miocene, the displays cover the whole range of evolution and is very well done. The picnic area and nature walk are a pleasant oasis

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor's center is beautiful and the videos and exhibits are detailed and very informative. The ranger staff is well informed and able to share information at a very detailed scientific level. A realtime screen lets you watch fossils being cleaned (stone removed from the fossilized remains). We didn't have time to do any of the outdoor informative walks, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor's center was very cool. All of the fossils were really amazing. Stingrays, horses, turtles, fish, plants, so many fossils! Take the scenic drive if you have time, it's beautiful. However, a word of caution. Google maps told us to go ahead and go out the top of the park and take some other roads back to the hotel.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Fossil Butte. The first was on the road when I was helping my daughter move from her college in Arizona to her summer job in Oregon. That was ten years ago. Its pretty much the same place. Fossil Butte sits along the route of US 30, but its access is actually off of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well done Visitor Center with very interesting history of how the site was formed. Video is a little dated, but quite interesting as to how they mine for fossils. In the Center they also have a Ranger actually demonstrate up close how they clean the deposits from the fossil. There's also a driving loop, and picnic area. No charge to... More 

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orange county
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 16, 2016

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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