Prehistoric Fossils
Prehistoric Fossils
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Speciality & Gift ShopsNatural History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Prehistoric Fossils is a family friendly Natural History Store with the largest selection of fossils and dinosaurs in the entire Branson area! We are frequently mistaken as a Museum, however we are not a Museum and nowhere do we claim to be a museum. But while we are technically NOT a museum we do provide plenty of descriptions and educational information on most of our fossils and displays throughout the store for those who are interested in educating themselves and learning about what they are looking at. While some of the prices on some of our fossils may seem "high" one must take into account the rarity and quality of the specimens we offer. Each and every specimen is hand picked and comes from reputable sources from all over the world. We have fossils available for any level of collector from beginner to advanced and at any price point from a couple of dollars to a couple thousand dollars. We also offer the largest variety of Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal related toys, games, puzzles and educational items for kids that you will find anywhere in the state!! Come by and have a look.. you will not be disappointed! Guaranteed to please the young folks and the young at heart older folks. We are a family ran business and look forward to adding you to our extended family.. see you soon!
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Cyndi O
47 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
My son is a Geophysics major so stopping for rocks is a must. He said he was looking for sodalite and this store didn't disappoint. I bought two Jade bracelets. Owners super nice.
Written November 25, 2023
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TKEPilot
Geneva, IL32 contributions
Aug 2023
If you are a rock hound, into memorabilia, like toys having to do with prehistoric animals, enjoy seeing fossils, or just into eclectic shops with a scientific flair, this is your place. My dinosaur-loving 12 year-old saw the shop from the road and we knew we had to check it out. Little did we know that the store is almost like a museum. For real, I would’ve paid honest American money just to enter and look around at the amazing specimens that they have.

On display and purchase are fossilized anything, from raptor teeth to gorgeous jewelry made with the shell of an 11 million year old crustacean whose shell was replaced by pearlescent minerals that shift color as you look at the pendants; fascinating. They have 5-figure jaws from animals of the mesozoic era and massive geodes, down to five-dollar perfect pieces of smoky quartz.

We couldn’t leave without purchasing a $125 megalodon tooth. We thought that this was a steal as we were just in Hawaii at the beginning of summer where we saw chipped or only partial versions of the exact same tooth selling for twice as much.

I’m not sure if we will wind up returning to Branson, but if we are ever here again, this place is on the list to come back to. Do you know that you may also purchase most of their wares online, however you are missing something if you don’t experience the store.

The proprietors are spectacularly knowledgable and who doesn't like to buy local?
Written August 8, 2023
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Tay W
5 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
I absolutely loved this store, I'm a huge dinosaur and rock fan and they definitely had an endless supply of both!! The staff is amazing and super nice!! They play amazing music and the prices were very nice as well!! I got a dinosaur stuffed animal and the owner helped me name it, Ralph the Rex!! We will 100% be coming back when in town!! We love your store and wish you success in the future!!
Written March 25, 2023
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mario
Round Rock, TX4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Awesome selection of fossils , gems and minerals . The owner was very knowledgeable , welcoming And very entertaining.
Written March 12, 2023
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Gena R
57 contributions
Nov 2022
There are some very unique finds in this store. The owner was friendly and helpful. There is a good mix between real artifacts and fun toys for little kids.
Written November 23, 2022
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Jamie C
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Lots to look at and something for every one. Purchased several colored rocks to use on my homemade tic-tac-toe board.
Written October 28, 2022
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liquidskiy
Dallas, TX112 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Interesting shop right in downtown Branson. They have everything you can imagine relating to dinosaurs from real fossils to toys. I even picked myself up a tshirt. They have enough surveillance to feel like you are walking into the federal reserve but with what they have inside, I guess it’s warranted lol
Written October 16, 2022
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RunningGirl14
Missouri156 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The owner was very nice, and answered any questions we had. He has a nice variety of items from inexpensive to expensive. I did buy some cool rocks. Really neat shop, we’ll visit again when we are back in town, as he told us items constantly change.
Written October 5, 2022
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mackensie
Bartlett, TN1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Family
The atmosphere in the shop is great! The owner is super friendly and helpful! I will definitely be visiting again when I go back.
Written September 26, 2022
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Cheri B
19 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Unique shopping experience in old downtown Branson. My son was drawn in by the dinosaurs out front and we were not disappointed. It is a small shot with a big selection of authentic fossils, stones, toys and collectibles from artifact digs. They have toys and games too. You can crack your own geode. I purchased earrings that were actual meteorite and the kids found crystals and dino figures. The owner was very kind and helpful. Shop here if you are a rock and fossil lover.
Written June 2, 2022
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PREHISTORIC FOSSILS: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Prehistoric Fossils is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM