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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 you wander about outside or look for the trails and overlooks, then you can spend the whole day. Beware of ticks in tall grass!
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
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 advise you bring your own with you on the hike in case you are not near one of those areas. Rangers do patrol and maintenence staff are visible, so don’t assume the area is too remote to get caught. Also beware of ticks, especially in high grasses. Very easy for you and your pet to pick up several on your hike.