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.To visit Waco Mammoth National Monument and other attractions in Waco, use our Waco trip planner.
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Enjoyed looking at real fossils and learning about them. Walked the Eagle trail. Nice little souvenir shop. more »
This was totally unexpected. We saw it as something to do near Waco. Do a little research on the title and you will learn how the site was found and how it became a National Monument. This is the..... 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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