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“Free & educational”
Review of Fossil Park

Fossil Park
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Sylvania
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Owner description: This geological park, one of only two of its kind in the world, contains thousands of fossils hidden among the rocks.
Reviewed 30 July 2013

If you have a budding young paleontologist, this is the place to visit. Free fossil hunting with lots of fossils to find. The specimen are not very big, but gives a young child (or adult) the experience of finding a fossil. No tools are allowed, but the fossils break out of the sediment pretty easily by hand. Fossils can be washed off on site. There is no shade in the fossil area, so come prepared with sun hats or on a cloudy day. There is a picnic area, but it is small. Restroom facilities are great!

2  Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We drove 3 hours from Columbus specifically to visit this park. The drive was nice, the park however, not so good. On the positive, they have ample parking, its free and they have nice restroom facilities. The park however is extremely small, only 3 table stations, a water barrel and about 5 small piles of hard packed sediment. Now, if you were allowed at least a small hand shovel or other small instrument to dig a bit, things might have been easier. As it was, we found a couple shells and gave up quickly. To sum up: if you are driving through Sylvania, stop and take a look. However, If you are making a special trip, don't do it. Go to Ceaser Creek, just north of Cincinnati. Tons of fossilized items and a huge area to mill about. If this info has helped, click yes below.

15  Thank Cleanhotels
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Since I visited Fossil Park some improvements have been made. It is fun for kids and adults both to dig and discover. Take water and tools.

2  Thank BethTravelBuff
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

The nearby quarry dumps loads of fossil containing rock in this park. Fossils are very easy to find.

1  Thank Ray-n-Sol
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

went with the kids in school years ago, great trip very educational learned a lot never expected all history to still be that intact

2  Thank KLMRN22
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