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Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

221 North State St, Hagerman, ID 83332
+1 208-837-4857
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Geology is the Strength here

The geology of this valley and the Snake River is fascinating, if you love geology, paleontology... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gafilpoo
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Bluffton, Ohio
Very Near Fossils - Especially the Horse

A very nice small Visitor Center with great fossils and a good short, though old movie. The Youth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark R
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Lewis Center, Ohio
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This 4,000-acre park is known for its variety of fossils, particularly the horse, Idaho's state fossil.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good32%
  • Average40%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“snake river” (17 reviews)
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221 North State St, Hagerman, ID 83332
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"wagon ruts"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

It was okay but not that impressive was a little upset that the visitor center was closed at least they did have outside the stamp stamp your passport

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We were taking the scenic route to Twin Falls and noticed the Visitors' Center as we were passing through. It was a great stop. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable about the site and paleontology in general. In spite of its small size, we both learned...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We went to the rangers' station, watched a movie, and did Junior Rangers program for Hagerman Fossil Beds and Minidoka National Historic Site, which we had visited earlier. Then we drove out to the bluffs and went on a short hike. It was very scenic....More

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

This place is worth visiting, even with three stars. The visitor's center has some nice displays, even if the space is quite small. Friendly staff. The overlook of the Snake is decent, but also includes powerlines. Hiking along the Oregon Trail was fun in the...More

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This preserve is small when compared to many of our National Monuments, but it does protect an important geological area along the Snake River where many fossils have been found and is worth a visit when you're in the area. Admission is free. The visitor...More

1  Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Very small visitor center, but packed with information. The fossil collection itself was interesting. There was also a film with good information of how the fossil beds came to be. Get information on a scenic drive to get some overlooks of the Snake River and...More

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