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Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco

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The Waco Mammoth National Monument is a paleontological site and museum in Waco, Texas, United States where fossils of 24 Columbian mammoths (Mammuthus columbi) and other mammals from the Pleistocene Epoch have been uncovered. The site is the largest known concentration of mammoths dying from a (possibly) reoccurring event, which is believed to have been a flash flood. The mammoths on site did not all die at the same time but rather during three separate events in the same area. A local partnership developed around the site after the initial bone was discovered. The Waco Mammoth Foundation worked in partnership with the city of Waco and Baylor University to develop the site. Baylor's involvement mainly included the research, preservation, and storage of materials from the site, while the city of Waco contributed to the protection of the land. In 2015, they successfully sought the National Monument designation to bring the expertise of the National Park Service into the partnership.
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  • There is no much to see. We went on a rainy day so we could not enjoy the trails abs the park. So the museum itself it is very quick.but ver nice to see the fossils.  more »
  • Make the stop on your way to wherever -- drop the five bucks a person and check out the site. It's "not much" to see, but it's definitely quality over quantity. The park staff is super helpful and....  more »
  • Admission to the area is free BUT YOU HAVE TO BE ON A GUIDED TOUR TO SEE FOSSILS!!! $5 FOR ADULTS, $3 FOR KIDS The area is clean and well maintained. The path way is pretty and shaded. They have trails and picnic tables available. The tour is interesting and informative. The dig site is super neat!!! The gift shop is not very expensive at all.
  • My family and I had a great time. I recommend this attraction to everyone that visit Waco. Is amazing for the kids. My 5 year old son has Down Syndrome and was a little bit over excited so the park ranger guide was very patience and even share a sensory box to help him and have a better experience.

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