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Devonian Fossil Gorge, Iowa City

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  • This was super neat to check out. It's an old riverbed type of thing that got washed away in several floods, revealing tons of fossils. They're mostly plant fossils, corals, but some shells and other ...  more »
  • Formed by two massive floods in 1993 and 2005, the Corps of Engineers has made this 'damaged' former campground into an impressively interpreted fossil bed where you can very easily see the remnants o...  more »
  • You will find something different each time. My first time visiting was right after the flood that uncovered the Devonian gorge. I was fascinated then--even though I didn't quite understand what I was...  more »
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  • Easily killed a few hours here fossil hunting and fishing. Our city kids quickly soaked in the outdoors. Don't expect dinosaur bones. Still so fascinating though.
  • Kinda cool to be able to go see actual fossils for free. The fossils aren't big and impressive, that's it's knock. If you are in to geology, this is a good use of your time.
  • Lots of neat fossils to see with signs so you know what you are looking at. Well worth wearing your hiking shoes we found a lot of fun things off the main path.
  • Interesting slice of prehistory. Not very wheelchair accessible but a pleasant place to explore.
  • Many fossils, Iowa River, fishing, good for family visit or just wandering around by your self or with a friend.

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