Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer

Fossil Butte National Monument is America's Aquarium in Stone. Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fishes, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Most remarkable is the story they tell of ancient life in a subtropical landscape.
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  • I know very little about fossils, geology or paleontology so was not sure how much I would get out of a stop here. The last half mile on the way into the visitor center has signs telling the history o...  more »
  • Fossils for sale were replicas. Nice visitor center. Only one person working and he was busy on video conference  more »
  • This is a nice museum with lots of cool specimens. It is a good introduction if you are planning a fossil digging trip. They have nice casts of most of the unusual samples found in the area. I thought...  more »

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