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“Very impressive natural history monument”

Fossil Butte National Monument
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Kemmerer
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Sequim, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very impressive natural history monument”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

The Fossil Butte Monument Visitor's Center was impressive. There were hundreds of fossils on display along with accompanying information about them. There was a video display explaining how scientists and artists work together with the fossilized remains and are able to come up with color drawings of the animals and fish. We did not have time to take the nature walk or other hikes but will return next summer to do those.

Visited August 2012
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Pensacola, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Tis is the remains of an old lake that contains a lot of fossils in shale rock. A portion of this is saved by the National Park Service just outside of Kemmerer, WY. It is very interesting to see and hear the stories of how these 60 + million year old fossils were perserved.
Close by in Kemmere you can also visit the first J C Penny store and his home. Also you can set up trips in private areas to dig your own fossils for around $65. If you do not feel like going out and finding your own (guaranteed) you can just purchase them locally.

Visited July 2012
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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“gem tucked in soutwestern WY”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Great scenery. The area had been underwater and the resulting sea fossils in the area are amazing. One of the pull outs had rangers actively seeking fossils just off the parking lot. All staff more than happy to talk to you about the area and any fossils. Very little traffic in this park. Can see it in 2 hours or so. Have your kids to the Jr. Ranger program. Provides good information/background for the adult!

Visited July 2012
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

The quarry hike is awesome! It's long and a bit strenuous but worth it! The visitor center is chock full of fossils to see.

Visited July 2012
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Alpine, Wyoming
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“Nice side trip!”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Went on a school trip with my daughter, some nice hikes although the easiest one is moderately strenuous. Good visitors center and very pretty high desert scenery.

Visited June 2012
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