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Fossil Park

Centennial Road, Sylvania, OH 43560
+1 419-882-8313
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Great Digs

I only live less than a mile away we have visited with the local and out of state Grand Kids. It is... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Allen A
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Sylvania, Ohio
Sylvania hidden treasure

Great place for walking on well maintained paved bike paths. Great views of a rock quarry that can... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
margeOhio
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Ohio
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This geological park, one of only two of its kind in the world, contains thousands of fossils hidden among the rocks.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“great fun” (2 reviews)
“fossils” (37 reviews)
“shovel” (5 reviews)
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Centennial Road, Sylvania, OH 43560
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+1 419-882-8313
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I only live less than a mile away we have visited with the local and out of state Grand Kids. It is one of the few places in the USA you can dig and remove what you find so the kids love taking home what...More

1  Thank Allen A
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great place for walking on well maintained paved bike paths. Great views of a rock quarry that can be walked down into and hunt for fossils.

Thank margeOhio
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I took (1) 6yr old and (2) 3yr olds, the attention span was difficult to manage. I would set a minimum limit to 5yr old and better. Bring an old toothbrush and small basin to hold some water for cleaning items found. The visit will...More

Thank ddinneb
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

This pretty park has a smallish area for "digging" but no shovels please. the kids had fun once they found their first fossil. we were only about an hour away so that was good, anything more would have been a disappointment. There is also a...More

Thank marysia14
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Came here with my girls and it's super fun. Found a few handfuls of fossils and rocks with shell designs in them, some tiny, some big. They should lay better material down so as to better find more fossils though. Bring your own spades as...More

1  Thank Jabell1969
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

I took my kids on a warm day in October of last year. It was about a 2.5 hour drive and I really had no real expectations of what they would fine. I was hopeful they would find something and they certainly did. I see...More

7  Thank alsalama
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

We were looking for something to do that wasn't too far away and we found this little gem. The kids enjoyed looking for fossils in this little area(OK, mom & dad did too). They have covered picnic tables if you want to sit and watch...More

2  Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Just fun place to take young kids. Fossiles are plenty and easy to find, and the fossiles found can be taken to home.

Thank ShiroWani
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Fossil park is really great to take kids and teach them about the ancient sea beds. You can find some neat fossils here and it doesn't cost anything to hunt. I recommend taking a jug for water, a rinse bucket and a toothbrush for cleaning...More

2  Thank francescamy
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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Want to do something different with the kids? GO to Fossil Park! What kid doesnt like digging in dirt? We found tons of fossil pieces, be prepared to dig deep and overturn rocks and take your own bucket and brushes. After you get done digging,...More

Thank P. F
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