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Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve

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4050 North Street, Blasdell, NY
+1 716-627-4560
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Awesome fossil!

My kids thoroughly enjoyed digging in the dirt for fossils. The place is enormous and the fossils... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Elizabeth L
via mobile
Lots of muddy fun!

Actually, Grandpa was the muddiest. Everyone had fun, ages 7 to 72. We found many kinds of fossils... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
j p
charlottesville, va
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“picnic tables” (2 reviews)
4050 North Street, Blasdell, NY
+1 716-627-4560
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My kids thoroughly enjoyed digging in the dirt for fossils. The place is enormous and the fossils are plentiful! You can keep as many fossils as you find some were as easy to find as just looking down while others required a bit more digging....More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Actually, Grandpa was the muddiest. Everyone had fun, ages 7 to 72. We found many kinds of fossils on top of the ground, in muddy holes and in a small stream. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything in a way that everyone could...More

Thank j p
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The walk down to the expansive fossil pits with one of the site's guides gives you a nice history and sets the scene from 380 million years ago when Penn Dixie was a tropical reef. The collecting areas are huge and easy to access. Good...More

Thank CNB129
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I have 3 boys and they loved this. They thought it was super cool to dig for fossils. You can bring your own tools or rent ones.

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I've been to Penn-Dixie several times, and can't wait to go back! The 57-acre site is about 40 minutes south of Buffalo, in Hamburg, NY, and is a fantastic place to find all sorts of Devonian-era fossils - great for fossil enthusiasts, families, and kids...More

3  Thank ESMiller
Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you like to get your hands dirty, pack a picnic lunch, snacks, and refreshments and take the family to this open space quarry situated south of Buffalo along the coast of Lake Erie. Parking is free. There are port-a-potties just inside the entrance. You...More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

What fun! My husband & I are in our 50's & love doing this! Love they have a porta potty so no worries. Bring your sunscreen. If you don't have 'gear' which is basic, you can rent it here.

1  Thank sherry w
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Took my Great Grand kids--ages 6 and 7-- to this site to search for authentic fossils in what was a pre-historic ocean bottom, millions of years ago. Everyone had a good time and we found many fossils, which we were allowed to take home with...More

2  Thank John L
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I purchased a Groupon for the Penn Dixie and we decided to use it this past Sunday. When we arrived, I really wasnt sure that it was going to be worth it, certainly didn't look like much, BUT WOW... Our "guide" who showed us what...More

1  Thank JARB98
Reviewed 28 June 2016

at first look, doesn't look like much. But, as soon as you look down, its a treasure trove discovered! Even the littlest ones will have success finding REAL fossils that are millions and millions of years old, how cool is that?

1  Thank Melissa L
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