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This was a short, easy trail on a boardwalk that you may want to stop at for a few minutes if you... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Cherie P
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
Great views!

Although we were more interested in the beautiful views then dinosaurs, all 6 of us really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Caitlin M
,
Val Marie, SK
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Quarter-mile trail with remnants of fossils.
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  • Average27%
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This was a short, easy trail on a boardwalk that you may want to stop at for a few minutes if you have the time....I always like to see and experience everything I can in a given location whether is just okay or fabulous.

Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Although we were more interested in the beautiful views then dinosaurs, all 6 of us really enjoyed this walk. We all learned something too. We saw a rabbit as well. Washrooms nearby were handy but not clean. Trail across the street was neat too.

Thank Caitlin M
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a short easy trail on a boardwalk. It is worthwhile to attend the ranger talk offered just after lunch. Worth a stop.

Thank Gregory W
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This hike had a nice surface and informative boards to read but we didn't see any actual fossils. I probably wouldn't do this again. We heard a ranger talk about fossils and it was very interesting!

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We came from the other end, so this was the last of four short hikes. The good news: anyone can do this hike. But after the other three, this exhibit just seemed more of the same. I don't know what we were expected. Just underwhelmed....More

Thank Vickie S
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This review is by no means a review of the Badlands in general, which we absolutely loved! However, the Fossil Exhibit Trail had no fossils on it. There were placards with information about fossils, but I expected to see fossils in the actual badlands around...More

Thank Batmancop
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Walked the loop trail. Information signage. Lots of photo ops and Went off trail several times to get better pictures

Thank Dianne S
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stopped here, obviously to see some Fossils. That is what we did not see. It was crowded, there are pit toilets, there is a developed walkway, but it was mostly where fossils used to be found, and not where they currently are. The displays...More

Thank mrliterature
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a place where the rangers would provide the necessary information related to the fossils found the vicinity. A lot of useful information is provided. Also replicas of the fossils are present which can be inspected and rangers will give details. It would be...More

Thank PNRao
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Not a lot of brush here, so it is a pretty safe place to allow kids to clamber around the hills of the Badlands. You can also learn about the fossils in the area from the boardwalk.

Thank enstrim
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