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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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  • This is a great learning opportunity for everyone. We did the self guided tour and it was perfect as we only had a certain amount of time to spend there. The guided tour was going on as we walked... 
    This is a great learning opportunity for everyone. We did the self guided tour and it was perfect as we only had a certain amount of time to spend there. The guided tour was going on as we walked...  more »
  • Close to downtown Waco. May have trouble finding Uber to and from. Takes only about an hour to read info, hike mini trails(1/4 mi), and look around. Gift shop has lots of stuff for kids and a huge... 
    Close to downtown Waco. May have trouble finding Uber to and from. Takes only about an hour to read info, hike mini trails(1/4 mi), and look around. Gift shop has lots of stuff for kids and a huge...  more »
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  • Very informative place to visit. Didn't know Mammoths existed in this area. Was worth the few dollars to get in. The staff was great. Very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. Heck even the weedwhacker guy stopped doing what he was doing and let us walk by not to disturb us. Thank You!
  • Great National Park not far off the beaten path. If you're looking for something to educate and entertain your children for 2 to 4 hours. This is a great place. They will learn about mammoths and fossils in general while having the opportunity to complete a Junior Ranger packet.

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