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Waco Mammoth National Monument

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Address: 6220 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco, TX 76708-5338
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+1 254-750-7946
09:00 - 17:00
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Newer National Monument , worth a visit

This site became a part of the national park system in 2015. This paleontological site represents the nation’s only recorded discovery of a nursery herd of Columbian mammoths... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This site became a part of the national park system in 2015. This paleontological site represents the nation’s only recorded discovery of a nursery herd of Columbian mammoths. Visitors can view "in situ" fossils including female mammoths, a bull mammoth, and a camel that lived approximately 67,000 years ago. You can only see the site by a tour led by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What makes the mammoth fossil discovery at Waco so unique is that more than 16 remains were found in a relatively small location, one of the largest concentration of mammoth fossils to be found anywhere. The National Monument has a very modest visitors' centre with a small store. Tours are led every 30 minutes and last about 45 minutes. You... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I never knew that mammoths were in Texas. This is a nice little side trip activity. A guided tour of the remains. I also never knew that camels once roamed this area.

Thank Sonja M
Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting - an actual "dig" site for several mammoths found in Texas. Who knew! The guided tour is 45 minutes or so, very informative.

Thank caroleiaap
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We trekked over to this National Monument on Sunday evening. We made it for the last tour of the night. It was a solid tour giving the highlights of the discovery, donation of land, digs, and the journey to become a national monument. Only takes about 1 hour to take it all in. The enclosed dig site is special. There... More 

Thank Dennis C
Palmer, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is such a neat place of fossils and the history behind them is remarkable. If you take one of the guided tours you can learn so much. The property alone has a unique history.This is amazing!

Thank swansong79
Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of those things you don't expect to come across while travelling through this area. It was fascinating to hear how they originally found these Mammoth bones and what they have found since they have done more excavating. I especially enjoyed seeing the bones that have been left intact in an enclosed area to protect them from the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I both have a shared interest in geology and fossils so this was a must see for us when we were visiting Waco and have since visited a couple more times. It is a site that is still has more to come in future years but this is a lovely start. If you have young children, this... More 

Thank Laura C
Universal City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What I loved about this little gem was it is a good morning or afternoon activity. It is good for ages over 5, or for any age that loves bones. Beautiful park with activities for kids of all ages, including badges for Boy and Girl scouts. The actual museum is only open with a paid tour ticket, which runs $3-$6.... More 

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister, her husband, and I enjoyed the peaceful nature walk to reach the Waco Mammoth display building at this National Monument. Knowledable tour guides shared interesting facts and information about the fossils discovered there.

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