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“The Coralville fossils”

Devonian Fossil Gorge
Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Iowa City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great experience! Seeing the ocean fossils from the past (in IOWA) is pretty cool. Looking at the fossils only takes a few minutes. There are a few signs to read and it is very picturesque. Also, check out the movie in the museum ( at the top of the damn). It’s a wonder this discovery was made at all!

Thank mattlikefood
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"million years"
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"cool spot"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick stop to check out something you wouldn't expect to be in Iowa. The free mobile tour was a great touch!

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting place by the Coralville Lake where we an hour searching for fossils. Found plenty and got a nice pause before going on to the lake MacBride park.

1  Thank Staffan_SWE
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The kiddos will love looking at the fossils that are in the rocks. The area isn’t huge, but it’s a good way to spend 45 minutes or so just walking around. Connected to Coralville Lake, so fishing and trails are also available.

2  Thank ThatOneIowaGuy
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this place for a couple of hours. It definitely wasn’t what we thought it was but the little scavenger hunt kept our attention.

Thank Shelby A
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