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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  • Years ago on one of our road trips in the eighties my husband and I were driving from Jackson to Rock Springs to return to Arizona via The Flaming Gorge (spectacular drive) and we saw the sign to this...  more »
  • Be sure to pay attention when you're driving in! They have signs serving as a model to illustrate how long the earth has been around and what forms of life appeared when. It's actually quite amazing. ...  more »
  • We liked this place a lot. Great displays with intricate fossils, some showing one fish eating another one! Be sure to watch both films (13 minutes and 5 minutes). They cover different material so you...  more »
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