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Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

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good overview of fossils in area

small free museum, very knowledgeable ranger on duty and short movie in auditorium. Musum located... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Patti W
Small doesn't mean unimportant.

If you have read any of the other reviews, you know by now that this place cannot compete with... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
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This 4,000-acre park is known for its variety of fossils, particularly the horse, Idaho's state fossil.
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221 North State St, Hagerman, ID 83332
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is a 'National Monument' that we were VERY interested in seeing. We found the 'visitor center' in Hagerman......it was closed due to Columbus Day. (Disappointment #1) They did have some boxes that contained a map and a pamphlet that was a self-guided tour. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

small free museum, very knowledgeable ranger on duty and short movie in auditorium. Musum located in downtown Hagerman, not near the fossil bed overlook outside of town.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patti W
Reviewed 23 September 2018

If you have read any of the other reviews, you know by now that this place cannot compete with other fossil oriented locations around the country. The visitor center is small. The actual fossil beds are not much to look at. But the reason it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We went on Labor day so the visitor center was closed. Needless to say, we read the reviews afterwards saying that all of the fossils are at the center and not the actual monument. There was nothing particularly exciting at the monument. I didn't even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 965amberk
Reviewed 22 August 2018

It is perhaps unfortunate that we have previously visited the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. It would be nearly impossible to meet this bar of excellence. Hagerman has an interesting story to tell, but unfortunately it is all found in the visitors' center....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Randy L
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We rode our bicycles up here, and it was a great ride with almost no traffic. But we were disppointed that there were no fossils on display. You had to go to the museum in town to see the fossils. The museum did have some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RockyMountainDiva
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The geology of this valley and the Snake River is fascinating, if you love geology, paleontology, and history. For others the visitor center is necessary for the education that must be experienced to build up the love of the area, and the scenery is beautiful....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

A very nice small Visitor Center with great fossils and a good short, though old movie. The Youth Conservation Association intern was very friendly and informative. Alexis was on break but gave me great insight on the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank K7310DEmarkr
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The Minidoka relocation camp NM is overseen by the Fossil Beds NM. During WW II Japanese-American US citizens were taken from their homes and placed in camps for the duration of the war. This one has been turned into a monument and is absolutely wonderful...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lori N
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This was a nice stop for our family to break up a long drive. My kids really enjoyed the Junior Ranger Program and worked on the book activities while we drove to and from the walking trail. While you are unable to visit the fossil...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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