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Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

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Address: TX 136 South and Cas Johnson Rd, Fritch, TX
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Best rangers in the US...including Hawaii

This is tucked away. We kind of wondered if gps was confused. Keep going. It is really a lovely park full of history. Jacob gave us a tour outside and I don't think there is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Charlotte W
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Westville, Oklahoma
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Westville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is tucked away. We kind of wondered if gps was confused. Keep going. It is really a lovely park full of history. Jacob gave us a tour outside and I don't think there is anything he didn't know! The third Saturday of every month is demo day. If you can, come then. So worth the drive!

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived late in the day, so we didn't get to take a tour, but we still got a real flavor for the place. This is where native americans got flint for a large portion of the United States. You really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere - so it's hard to believe that they found this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This was a great location to visit. Our Ranger Jacob Collins is of Cherokee heritage and was very knowledgeable and informative about the area. He gave us a demonstration on how arrowheads and objects were made. It was amazing to see just how sharp flint and lava can be. It was to cold to take the guided tour, but would... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Only go if you have time for the excellent two-hour guided walk to the quarry. Best to reserve as space is limited. Our part-Cherokee guide was excellent!

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Loxley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Husband took the 10 a.m. ranger led two hour moderate hike that included sites where flint rock and arrowheads covered ground, small quarries where Plains Indians dug for flint rock ( can only be accessed by ranger led tour). Non hiking wife enjoyed air conditioned visitor center, movie of area history, artifacts. Truly amazing that flint from here ended up... More 

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North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this National Monument. It is a bit off the beaten path of I40 but was worth a stop for us as we knew one of the Rangers. We had a lovely picnic in the native garden and enjoyed watching the flint knapping demonstration inside. We walked the short .3 mile trail just outside the visitors center and... More 

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chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Who would have believed flint arrowheads from this site were traded with others from as far away as the midwest hundreds of years ago. The rangers here were enthusiastic and helpful in making our visit informative- make sure to watch the movie.It explains a lot of the activity here hundreds of years ago.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this very much. The rangers at the Visitors Center were probably the most enthusiastic I have met. We watched a short film and then went through their small exhibit. We were scheduled to do the 2:00 ranger led tour and was told that when it gets too hot they sometimes cancel that one but were told they would... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Of course this is an awesome spot as it's managed by our wonderful National Park Service. The visitor center has several exhibits on the history of the flint and provides lots of interesting information. Unfortunately, the ranger-guided tour of the actual quarries was not at a convenient time for us.....we would have had to wait a few hours. You can... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

There were no ranger-led tours that day, but the video and little museum in the Visitor Center were great. I hope the museum gets expanded. Even the survival plant garden outside was top-notch. This site is worth the detour from I-40

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