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Fossil Butte National Monument

Kemmerer, WY 83101
+1 307-877-4455
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Very Educational Experience

Don't miss this chance to experience the geological history of our planet. Many amazing fossils... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Carlos, Mexico
via mobile
Wish I'd gone here before fossil digging

We stopped into the museum on a rainy day so we didn't walk around outdoors much. Inside we saw... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Longmont, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't miss this chance to experience the geological history of our planet. Many amazing fossils which have been preserved from ancient lakes nearby. Very knowledgeable staff, beautiful facility. Small gift shop at Visitors Center. Hikes nearby.

Thank mamacu2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped into the museum on a rainy day so we didn't walk around outdoors much. Inside we saw their collection of fossils and watched the video explaining the geology of the area. It was very well done and it really made me want to...More

1  Thank traveling_smiles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take time to walk along the timeline of history on the boardwalk leading up to and around the museum. Very interesting. The museum itself is very educational and sets the tone for any hiking around you may do. We took the moderate 1.5 mile hike...More

Thank Sandtom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent time at the visitor center and watched the film. Nora, a ranger, gave a talk about the fossils and geography. Very informative and great introduction to the area. She also did a demonstration on the preparation of the fossils. Very good presentation for...More

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Great place to see fossils and find out exactly what to do when going for a dig with a commercial group. Would be wonderful if they would say - do not take the road along the highway back to some of these sites, no matter...More

1  Thank She60_11
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fossil Butte isn't right off the highway. If you're traveling on I-80, it's another 45 minutes to the monument. But once you get there, you're so glad you made the effort! I have seen a lot of fossils in my life, but these are the...More

2  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We took our 7 yr old granddaughter to the monument and she was as excited as we were to see all the fossils. She is a Junior Ranger and earned her badge here with a swearing in "ceremony" by the park ranger. There is a...More

1  Thank shelbylynn66
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited with our 8, 10, and 12 year old sons. The displays were informative, and the videos held the interest of the children without being childish. The Ranger was knowledgeable and enthusiastic on the subject matter. We only went to the...More

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

If your or your kids are even remotely into fossils this is Aust bist place. Amazing displays of fossils from the area. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. I especially liked the video explains how fossil specimens are prepared. This is one of those real gems...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Fossil Butte is just to the W of Kemmerer. The visitor center has a wonderful series of exhibits on the history of a 50 million year old lake, now a source of facinating marine fossils. If you visit pay attention to the Burma-shave-esque historical time...More

Thank Tom O
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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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