I am a fossil enthusiast and had researched fossil areas within Ohio. There were great articles about Fossil Park and great reviews (although dated) so I decided to plan a mini vacation and drive down there. It was quite a trip and when I got there I have to say I was incredibly disappointed. It's a tiny kids park with a few piles of dirt mixed with stones. You can only break the rocks apart by hitting them against each other, but the fossils (which are just imprints) are so fragile they shatter if you try to free them from a larger piece of rock. There were very few rocks to break and trying to dig through rock filled dirt was difficult (and painful) and there were even fewer fossils. I would not recommend this park unless you live 30 minutes or less away. If you live further, it's just not worth the trip!
For the parents who want to take their children out on a fun learning experience, and don't live too far away, fossil park would be perfect for them. The kids were happy finding bits and pieces of fossils and had a lot of fun playing in the dirt and water.
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