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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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Address: 15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
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Prehistoric History

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument tells the story of what happened here millions of years ago. Fossilized sequoia trees can still be seen as you walk through the beds. An... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
Manhattan, Kansas
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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument tells the story of what happened here millions of years ago. Fossilized sequoia trees can still be seen as you walk through the beds. An old homestead is also there that you can either drive to or walk to from the visitor center. Being an unexpected stop in my travels, this NM was a very... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Terrific park with great staff. Interesting site with great fossilized redwoods bit the way it was saved from the tourists is also interesting. Nice hikes around the park and awesome views. Worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Natsfan24
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Traveling to lesser known parks, we were very pleased to see the wonderful fossil collections here. The hike of the Petrified Forest loop, home to trees that were hundreds of years old, also takes you near the pioneer area, showing how settlers lived. Visitor center has film, bookstore, and insect and leaf fossils, with explanations of how, why so many... More 

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Florissant, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place to see and hike.a very interesting place to see petrified tree sumps. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank Steve W
Naha-shi, Okinawa, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

it has many fossils inside of the building you can see one of the largest deposits of this kind in the world. though it has many fossilized trees but only the stumps survived so there's no intact ones though if your into geology or just like walking around a rural national park it's a good spot to go. It's mostly... More 

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New Braunfels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

While traveling to the major National Parks in Colorado, found this lesser known out of the way NPS site. Love it. Beautiful location and well presented history and site. The walking trails to see the area, especially the large petrified redwood stumps really makes the visit. We happened to hit it on a gorgeous day, great experience.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Been here twice now with family; once for the Night Sky program, and another during the day. It’s a small monument that’s part of the National Park System, but it has a very interesting history. The Visitor’s Center is modern with hands-on exhibits for the kids. Rangers are informative and friendly, and there’s a small gift shop in front of... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

When we arrived, we were greeted by one of the rangers who shared details of the park. We were surprised to hear that the only fossils to see were the ones in the visitor’s center. However, they do have many petrified redwood stumps and miles of nice hiking trails.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Surely worth the stop, nice walking trails around to see the fossilized redwood trees, they are huge! Nice visitors center with restrooms. Pack water.

Thank Wanderer0213
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The rangers on duty were very informative and welcoming. There are several nice displays that are kid friendly concerning fossils and how they are formed. 15 miles of trails radiate out from the main building and range from easy to moderate. There is even one trail that is less than a mile and is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. The... More 

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