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Devonian Fossil Gorge, Iowa City

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  • The gorge is easy to find, ample parking, a short walks, and well worth a stop not far from I-80. Carry an extra bottle of water to wet rocks making the fossils clearly visible. Spectacular corals and...  more »
  • This is a nice park and facility. The tracks in the river bed from dinosaurs is absolutely fascinating.  more »
  • Take my family here 6-10 times from Spring to Fall. The Reservoir is only 10 or so miles away from us so it is a regular on our go to list. When I was a kid I never knew this was here as the flood of ...  more »
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  • Came here to see the gorge and go for a walk. Had a great time. Hope to visit again when it's warmer
  • Love this place. Weather changes it a little bit every year. Love going to see what's new.
  • Fascinating place for rock hounds or anyone interested in fossils. Easy to walk around on the rocks, but it is not very wheelchair accessible. Definitely a good idea to watch the video about the site at the visitors' center. Free admission. Beautiful scenery all around the area. Totally worth the trip!
  • Really cool. The guide info was quite limited, but it's March in Iowa, so I'm not complaining
  • The area of fossils is fairly small, but there are lots of them. It is a very short walk from the parking area. Not much else there.
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