Fossil Safari at Warfield Fossil Quarries, Kemmerer

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#25 of 49 in Museums in Wyoming
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  • August 6, 2017
    One wonderful short afternoon digging, lifting, hammering & splitting rock. My visit was too short but found a tub full of delightful fossils! George is a wonderful host who explained, modeled what wa...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    This is a unique and interesting experience. We only spent a couple of hours and wished we had more time. Everybody will find fish fossils. The staff was nice and did not overcharge us. A few words of...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    You can dig by the hour for $30 or 4 hours for $75 or 8 hours for $100. You get to keep as many as you find except for rare species. I found about 12 whole fish of varying size in about 3 hours. I als...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    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 !
  • July 10, 2017
    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!
  • May 25, 2017
    A cool place to fossil with good staff. Worth the price as most, if not all, fossils found can be kept.
  • November 15, 2016
    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.
  • June 9, 2016
    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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