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Fossil Butte National Monument

Kemmerer, WY 83101
+1 307-877-4455
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Forty Seven Years Later

We visited this area 47 years ago, before there was a national monument and were fascinated by the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
San Francisco, CA
Incredible experience and views

We did not know about this gem of a National Monument until we happened to stay in Kemmerer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arcata, California
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Kemmerer, WY 83101
+1 307-877-4455
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this area 47 years ago, before there was a national monument and were fascinated by the national monument visitor center. I'd thought that a one foot long fish was the largest thing to be found but did I get a surprise. There was...More

Thank smlhsr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not know about this gem of a National Monument until we happened to stay in Kemmerer. Stunning setting and world renowned for fossils, the visitor center was beautifully designed and educational. I wish I had known about this when my kids were little,...More

Thank UkeAmiga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very helpful and pleasant staff, who clearly know their stuff. Well presented exhibits of fossils and would be informative and interesting to both expert and novice. Even if you don't like fossils, great walks in the locality to do. Free entry. Worth a visit if...More

Thank check06
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Having been to Bear Lake we drove back via Wyoming specifically to visit Fossil Butte. We had read about it and we loved the drive, the open roads and the beautiful scenery at Fossil Butte. The history of Fossil Lake is fascinating and the amazing...More

Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fossil Butte National Monument may be a little off the beaten path, but the view and experience are 100% worth it. Once you are there the information starts immediately with a timeline of the planet lining the road. The Visitor Center is amazing with a...More

Thank DanielandKristina
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday in December after a recent snow. We were the only visitors at the VC and maybe the entire park. We never saw another visitor or vehicle. It was too cold to hike so we only enjoyed the exhibits at the VC....More

5  Thank Lakeranger
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Visitor Center is actually a "fossil museum" with hundreds of fossils collected in this fossil-rich area. There is a great variety of fossils, including a 13-foot crocodile. When we were there, there was a lab person working on (cleaning up) a fossil fish. You...More

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a hidden gem in Wyoming. It is great park to visit. Trails are well maintained and marked. Rangers are extremely helpful and will give great guidance on where to hike. Wildlife viewing is excellent (elk, deer, pronghorn and many others.) Park was not...More

1  Thank Shamerider
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We did this as a day trip and it was well worth it. We hiked to the old quarry first. (Definitely take water and some motivational snacks.) My kids ages 9, 7, 4 made it to the top; there are some steep parts. Bring a...More

Thank CarrLotMama
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a weekday recently and were amazed at what we saw in this beautiful Place. The rangers are eager to share what they know with adults and kids who are interested. We learned about the once tropical environment that is now a "cold...More

Thank jacknmichaelsmom
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are dogs allowed on leash
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Response from WStatesTraveler | Reviewed this property |
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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