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Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

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Address: 221 North State St, Hagerman, ID 83332
Phone Number: 208-837-4857
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This 4,000-acre park is known for its variety of fossils, particularly the...

This 4,000-acre park is known for its variety of fossils, particularly the horse, Idaho's state fossil.

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A nice half hour stop

Headed back to the Treasure Valley, stopped by the Visitor's Center. The displays were well laid out and informative and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There is a 12... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Headed back to the Treasure Valley, stopped by the Visitor's Center. The displays were well laid out and informative and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There is a 12 minute introductory video worth a watch. Though we did not do so this trip, we have driven in to the memorial itself in the past -- it was just too... More 

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Elko, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read trip advisor first before going!!! We did not, and we think our trip would've gone much better had we listened to reviews. We followed all the signs for the fossil beds, even google mapped it for directions. However when we got to where Google said we had reached our destination, it was in the middle of nowhere. No fossil... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My son & I stop here for a visit, it was really interesting for me,but my son loved it !!! We were going to go to Minidoka encampment but we didn't have time,they had a little bit about Mnindoka here !!!!!!!!

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Carmichael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Did you know that the horse and the camel originally came from North America? They left millions of years ago when they migrated across the Bering Strait land bridge to Asia. We learned this and much more at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Start at the National Monument Visitor's Center on State Street in the small town of Hagerman -... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

There are only a few parking on the side, do be aware that you don't park in the church parking lot. Visitor center is not the same location as the fossil bed, so I am only speaking to the visitor center. It is currently combined with Manidoka's if you also care to see info regarding that bit of history. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The address shown is the visitor's center. Not a lot of parking. The staff there was very nice and willing to help. They had some nice displays. The actual Fossil Beds Overlook is about seven miles away. No fossils are visible, and I'm not even sure where the fossil beds site is. They are trying to re-vegetate the hill side... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The visitor center was a nice experience. The kids received a free Idaho potato pin, courtesy of the Potato Commission (thank you!) and a free packet of wild flowers to plant. There were a couple of displays where the kids could dig for fossils and a small room highlighting Minidoka. This is a smaller park. After visiting the visitor center... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Hagerman Fossil Beds is a good place for hiking. The Visitor Center is located om Route 39 which is the Main Street in the town. They have a small but very display of fossils including the famous horse. Also, this Visitor Center is the temporary center for the Mindoka Internment Camp NHS. The Oregon Trail is also on the site.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Know what you are visiting before you go and you'll set yourself up for a good experience. First off, the fossil fields themselves are closed to the public. South of the Snake River, you can access overlooks and trail from which you can see the fields on the north side of the river (and some really nice views). Here is... More 

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Waianae, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Good video. Great Staff. Great display on the history of prejudice in America, in conjunction with display on Minadoka Internment Camp. Got great maps of area, and of viewpoints above Fossil Beds where one can see Oregon Trail.

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