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Fossil & Prairie Center, Rockford

#10 of 27 in Wildlife in Iowa
Fossil & Prairie Center is located in Rockford. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Rockford holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fossil & Prairie Center and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Definitely a good place to stop when traveling.... Saw some interesting historical structures, enjoyed wandering the trails, and finding fossils is not something you get an opportunity to do everyday....  more »
  • My husband and I stopped here today to check out the education center and to dig for some fossils! This place is beyond amazing! The educational center is very interactive and kid friendly! The quarry...  more »
  • Awesome day trip location! The visitor center is really cute and informative. It has some fish, turtles, and salamanders as well as some neat displays of animals and fossils you may find on the land. Going down into the gorge and looking through rocks for fossils with our kids was so much fun! They all loved it and want to go back. Just beware of the wet clay. We saw multiple people lose shoes in the clay. Whoops!
  • Fantastic visit today. Top notch staff at the visitor center. Kids loved the fossil site and had a blast digging and discovering. The trails are clearly marked and if you go past the kilns on the far side of the area there is a bridge that crosses the river with cool picture spots. Highly recommend just bring extra shoes if you step in soft clay and water if it hot out to stay hydrated.

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