Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve, Blasdell

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Penn Dixie offers a unique outdoor educational experience. Science fans of all ages are drawn to our 54-acre site in Hamburg, New York for unique learning opportunities in geology, astronomy, ecology, and ornithology. We offer day science programs, summer day camps, group tours, and special events through most of the year. Penn Dixie is Tripadvisor’s #1 thing to do in Blasdell, New York, too.

Our paleontology can’t be beat: Penn Dixie is ranked as the #1 fossil park in the U.S. in a scientific study. Visitors to Penn Dixie are encouraged to collect — and keep — fossils from a shallow ocean environment that existed 380 million years ago.
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Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve Reviews
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  • Lovely place to get many fossils of brachiopods, rugose corals, crinoids, and phacopid trilobites from the mid Devonian. Our guide, Paul, was most helpful and enthusiastic.  more »
  • This is a great place to go digging in rocks and finding fossils if you are into that sort of thing. I visited with my three nephews (all 12 years old) and they absolutely loved it here. There are als...  more »
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  • It's a fantastic place. Especially for kids. With some small effort we were finding fossils everywhere just laying around in the designated areas. Some more serious hunters were specifically looking for a full specimen. There are big shelters with picnic tables and I wish we would have brought a lunch and stayed longer. Definitely going back the second time more prepared.
  • Great fun for myself and my 7 year old! Brought home easily 50 fossils. You can find them almost effortlessly, or dig for them all day. Would definitely recommend.

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