Fossil Safari at Warfield Fossil Quarries, Kemmerer

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#25 of 50 in Museums in Wyoming
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  • We took our grandkids to dig fossils.. they were thrilled to find whole fish fossils. The splitting of shale was easy enough for the youngest to do. We went home with a box full of treasures. The care...  more »
  • We took our six year old with another family. It was manual labor but the fossils were much easier to find than I expected. The owner was extremely helpful in showing technique and checking up on us. ...  more »
  • The quarry is amazing. If you spend the time, you can find a ton. You need to be careful as the limestone is fragile, not to break the slabs. Most are <6 inches but I found one almost a foot long. Tak...  more »
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  • This was one of my dreams to visit this location in Wyoming. George who runs the place did not disappoint. If you're having trouble finding fossils, he'll get next to you and dig until you find some. George is very knowledgeable to the fish fossils at this location. You will not be disappointed and you will leave with fossils. We came from Texas in May 2017 and we're already planning another trip to Fossil Safari before the end of the summer. 5 stars for sure !
  • Amazing place! But... I had a bit of a different experience there. First off, I didn't have that great of luck in finding any fossils. I ended up with two fish fossils which were missing the head. It honestly just comes down to the amount of luck you have combined with the amount of skill you posses, and I apparently didn't have tons of either; while many people in my group were finding dozens of complete fish and some other cool little fossils. In addition to that, I was really picky about the fossils I did find; I only settled for the best fish because there were tons and tons of fossils. The place was overflowing with them. Despite my low haul, though, I had a AWESOME time! The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful and I learned so much about the geology and practices of fossil hunting. I never got bored, having the motivation to keep going in hopes of finding more fossils. Shortly after I found my first and only fossils, I dropped a huge rock on my finger and cut it open. I went to the owner with a very bloody gash. He got my finger cleaned up and wrapped up good, and helped to stop me from passing out due to shock (I can't stand the sight of blood). Needless to say, I was very impressed by the service we got, the water and sodas, and great first aid. I, of course, was done with digging after that, but I'm sure if I hadn't injured myself I would've gotten some more awesome fossils. Would I go back again? Definitely!
  • A cool place to fossil with good staff. Worth the price as most, if not all, fossils found can be kept.
  • Only stayed four hour but got a great haul! I plan on doing two full days my next trip. It is worth it and you find so many good fossils. Tip: work along the wall, going down the columns. You will eventually hit the good layer that yields the best fossils.
  • Our 2nd trip from California. George is great and we found some nice complete pieces. Can't wait for our 2017 trip

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