Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco

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  • We didn't know anything about this place until we read it in the Waco Tourism guide. It's not far out of town. It was not very busy; we were the only two on our tour. Very inexpensive as well. The par...  more »
  • It is inexpensive and very cool. Basically a whole mammoth family was discovered. Some of the bones are the original dig site. So much to learn from the rangers. Wish the grand kids were still young a...  more »
  • We stopped here with our boys, ages 7 and 10. The ranger-led tour was very informative. Our boys were very engaged and enjoyed identifying different parts of the fossils. They had fun completing their...  more »
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  • Excellent spot to get a look at a dig site. You need to be on a tour, for which there is a nominal fee (Parks pass doesn't work). Worth the small charge, for sure! There's a bit of a walk down a paved path to reach the climate controlled building that houses the site. No food or beverages allowed inside. Entire tour lasts about 45 minutes, with the last leaving around 4, so don't leave it too late! Small gift shop and restrooms are located adjacent to the parking area.
  • My wife and I ended up in Waco for a day and didn't have high expectations for the Mammoth Monument but boy were we wrong! This ended up being one of the better places we visited despite the cold weather in February. Our tour guide had only been working for a few months but she was extremely knowledgeable and stuck around to answer all the questions we had. Only there for a little over an hour so it doesn't take a tremendous amount of time. I'd definitely stop by to get a look if you haven't been through.
  • Cool to see the dig site. Was expecting more though to be honest. I think they need a Mammoth museum there. And a hall of fame with the most famous mammoth of all, Manny and his family. Maybe the National Park Service can work something out with the folks from Disney / Pixar / Ice Age and give me 10% of the proceeds.
  • Very busy the day we visited. There isn't a while lot to see. Just a few bones. The visitor center is very small, it seems as if they have already outgrown the building. Also there isn't a lot of information, the walk to the bone site is fun and pretty. For a National a monument, there isn't a while lot to see. I have visited over 120 national park sites and this is one I don't have any interest to visit again. Maybe if I had hiked the Eagle trail I would have found it more interesting.
  • Loved the mammoth bones excavation and hearing about the uniqueness of the site. We really loved visiting this National Park. The park staff were very friendly and had a variety of activities for kids on a holiday. The tour guide was very informative and have lots of details and history about the mammoth dig site.
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