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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Austin

#29 of 63 in Nature in Nevada
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  • Loved this side loop off Hwy 50 in central Nevada. If Hwy 50 is the "loneliest road", then you know you're really off the grid when you make it here. The fossil exhibit was well done and the ranger....  more »
  • Remote location with plenty of history. Suggest making more than a daytrip of it. Bring your camping gear for there is a nice campground. Wander around the ghost town, take a tour of the mine if...  more »
  • Good for history and dinosaur buffs. Went in the winter and ranger give us a personal tour. Went in 2013 but that is not an option on this site  more »
  • Liked the self guided tour; the Mylar overlay for the bones was very helpful. The led tour that I came in on the end of sounded really interesting and well done. Some of the displays on the walls could stand to be redone due to being at the end of their design life. Sadly they were out of postcards.
  • This place is gorgeous. Nevada State Parks has really been pushing to preserve and beautify here, and the effort shows. The camp grounds are awesome, the tour and the Ranger were fun and friendly. A great day trip, but would love to camp sometime soon. Come see Nevada's state dinosaur in person! Visit the fish on top of a mountain too. The hiking trails are gorgeous, and immaculately maintained.
  • This is an amazing little state park. The stories are fabulous! How different it must have been to have lived there back then! It is always interesting to me to imagine what life would be like in those old western towns.
  • Fossils are cool and the guy working there loves answering questions. The canyon hike loop is awesome but due to a complete absence of trail markers, I recommend doing the hike clockwise from the fossil house.
  • We diverted here on a whim on our way back across the desert for vacation. We were not able to do any tours, but poked around the dinosaur place as well as the ghost town. Would 10/10 come back! If you are a ghost town/mining history fan or a fossil person, this is an amazing remote spot. We couldn't believe the cans and bottle debris disposed of down the hillside by the mining camp - what a trip! If you're expecting a more interactive, curated experience, plan carefully for the tours. We did not camp but I bet it's epic for stars and sparsely populated. Truly an interesting diversion in the middle of nowhere.

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