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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  • August 14, 2017
    This site is off the beaten track, but, in our opinion, is worth the detour. We have visited the Dinosaur site, and this is just as interesting. The visitor center has quite a few fossils that have be...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Whether passing through or a pre-requisite before digging in a quarry, this is a have-to-see. In June, the wildflowers at the top of the hill are magnificent. The monument gives you ancient history as...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    I learned a lot on this visit. I lived near Salt Lake City for many years and didn't realize this place or it's history existed. We enjoyed the drive to this location and what we learned there.  more »

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