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Worth the stop

We did a quick day trip to visit Fossil Butte. The visitors center has a nice collection of fossils... read more

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Glenda R
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Another excellent National Monument

Made a detour on our route in order to see this and so glad we did. There are lots of fossils on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did a quick day trip to visit Fossil Butte. The visitors center has a nice collection of fossils and it is interesting to see the actual fossils prep being done there and talk to the rangers doing it. I found the visitor center employees...More

Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Made a detour on our route in order to see this and so glad we did. There are lots of fossils on display (as you would expect) but so much more. There is an excellent introductory video and informative displays. There is also a member...More

Thank RoverP
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess I was expecting a little more from Fossil Butte Monument. There is a small museum about local fossils. There are a couple of hiking trails. We only had time for one of them. We did see a few antelope in the hills so...More

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park rangers were very nice. We got to see a man prepping fossils.Nice little museum. I didn't walk the trails,just visited the museum.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Educational informative and amazing. This is out in the middle of nowhere and has excellent quality. Spend time talking to the guy cleaning fossil rock to revel the fossil. Ask questions and take your time looking at the exhibits. We took the scenic drive and...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed the displays and very informative Ranger at the Fossil Butte National Monument. Watched two of the well done documentaries. Worth seeing on your trip to this area.

Thank PatsPicks1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very nice hike up to the shale area. It was getting close to sunset and you don't want the gates to get closed on you. Fantastic view of the area. Even saw a couple deer up there.

Thank Flyerman
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have driven past this monument for years and decided to stop on our way home. We had no idea what we’d been missing! A great informative visitor center and surrounding quarry. A must stop for anyone with an interest in earth...More

Thank Wade L
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Definitely make the drive up to the monument. They have really interesting fossils there, that were quarried locally. Big neat mass die-off stone, turtles, snakes, birds and bugs along with lots of really neat fish.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Very nice displays, providing a good introduction to the paleo-history of the region. A must for fossil-philes planning a prospecting adventure.

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JennyQ57
2 August 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
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Patti P
5 July 2018|
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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,
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NMAnnie
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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
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