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Fossil Butte National Monument

Kemmerer, WY 83101
+1 307-877-4455
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Extended trip to National Parks and Monuments

We traveled to Arizona for a reunion and decided to stop at Fossil Butte national Monument on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spokane, United States

I know very little about fossils, geology or paleontology so was not sure how much I would get out... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Joan W
Green Valley, Arizona
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“nature trail” (14 reviews)
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Kemmerer, WY 83101
+1 307-877-4455
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to Arizona for a reunion and decided to stop at Fossil Butte national Monument on the way. We were impressed with the visitor center and their ability to Skype a lesson to a classroom in central Canada. We were also especially impressed with...More

Thank 323teda
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I know very little about fossils, geology or paleontology so was not sure how much I would get out of a stop here. The last half mile on the way into the visitor center has signs telling the history of the earth (in 10 million...More

1  Thank Joan W
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Fossils for sale were replicas. Nice visitor center. Only one person working and he was busy on video conference

Thank wyobahamamama
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a nice museum with lots of cool specimens. It is a good introduction if you are planning a fossil digging trip. They have nice casts of most of the unusual samples found in the area. I thought it was well worth the visit...More

Thank Mommiex4plus1
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We visited FBNM on 9/5/17. The visitor center has a great display of fossils and casts and the ranger program is very good. There is no fee to enter the monument, plenty of parking and a couple of hikes. We did the nature trail, which...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 18 September 2017

My wife and I were driving from Jackson to SLC to get to the airport and saw the sign for this stop and thought we'd try it, if for no other reason than to break up the trip. What a find! Very nicely laid out...More

Thank pfpollack
Reviewed 16 September 2017

It is truly amazing the wealth of fossils in the Kemmerer area. The buttes and draws are spectacular. The variety of fossil fish, reptiles, plants and other species show what life was like when the lake existed. A very educational trip and a great trip...More

Thank Craig K
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A very out-of-the-way National Park site that has very few visitors ecah year. An absolute must-see for those interested in pre-history and the evolution of life on earth. The visitor center walkway is replete with signage explaining the history of time, a very educational experience....More

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We found this site by accident on our road trip our west, but it was one of my favorite things we did. The visitors center is really well done and informative and the ranger was very nice. The nature drive and hike were beautiful !...More

Thank L C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Junior Ranger program here is free, the folks working in the visitors center are very helpful and show a genuine interest in the geology of the area. I very highly recommend visiting prior to going out and finding your own fossils at the local...More

Thank Dustin R
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see FAQ: Can my dog go hiking with me? Yes, but it must be under physical restraint at all times. Please pick up the poop.
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