Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer

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Fossil Butte National Monument is America's Aquarium in Stone. Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fishes, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Most remarkable is the story they tell of ancient life in a subtropical landscape.
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  • Visited en route to Grand Teton, and very glad we did. There are two main short hikes here, the nature trail (around 2 mile round trip) and the longer quarry hike (4 miles). The quarry hike is classed...  more »
  • We only had time to go through the museum, but that in itself was so interesting. Lots of fossil reproductions and very informative. The ranger was quite helpful in answering our questions.  more »
  • Beautiful place to sightsee. There are tons of things to see & learn about the fossils indigenous to this area. The visitors center was spacious and comfortable with numerous displays & literature for both young & older. I especially enjoyed the company of the park employees who were kind & informative.
  • It was a wonderful place to visit. Lots to do and learn!

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