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Devonian Fossil Gorge, Iowa City

#3 of 18 in Things to do in Iowa City
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • Pretty area below the spillway. Plenty of fossils, easy to see and identify. Good spot for kids to search and explore..  more »
  • Many reviewers stated they did not find fossils but it may be they were looking for the wrong thing. The fossils here are small - think small seashells - no larger than your finger and frequently...  more »
  • My wife and I got married on site #6. It was a small ceremony, but it will always hold a dear place in my heart. This place just feels good. The camp ground is fantastic and the gorge itself is beautiful. The grounds keepers do a damn good job.
  • This was a cool place to visit. It gave interesting facts such as this: Iowa was once covered in ocean water much like the Caribbean. Once you are walking on the fossilized ground you gain a great appreciation of the power of Mother Nature and what she is capable of.

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