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Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco

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  • Anything the National Park Service does is First Class and the Waco Mammoth display is no exception. The site was interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.  more »
  • Do not bring your Park Pass they will not honor it. You will need to pay $5 a piece to see the mammoths. It is worth it if you are into the past or digs. If not go to something else fun.  more »
  • In January, when visiting Dallas, stopped with grandchildren in this museum dedicated to the mamontam. The Museum is not a very large area, but interesting. Based on the place where family farmers discovered the remains of a mammoth age order 30 thousand years. Detailed comments (English) Guide, good gift shop, interesting trees in the territory. Duration approx. 40 min.
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  • This was a wonderful surprise. We had no idea this place existed until passing a sign driving to Austin. Our guide was very informative and the price was right! It was very warm but the guide let us stop under shade while she talked. There is a golf cart if you need walking assistance, but the walk to the dig site is only 300 yards and it is a very easy walk. It is certainly a must see!
  • First, let's be clear. If you have a National Park Pass, it does not cover the cost of the tour (which is crazy cheap, by the way). This is stated clearly on their website and on their doors. You must be with a tour guide to access the dig site. (I can't blame them for that - some people...) Please do not show up expecting a free tour because you have the $80 pass and then cuss out the very nice park employees because you chose not to read. This is a family friendly site. Let's keep it that way. With that said, we loved this place! The tour guides are very informative (loved Dava!). They had things up front for the kids to do, and they were willing to answer all our questions even if they weren't working the tour. Everyone was super friendly here. No, it's not the biggest or most exciting of the national monuments, but that's okay. It's ours! And it's not a long drive for us to see a piece of prehistory.
  • Found Waco Mammoth National Monument as we were driving by. Decided to pull in and we weren't disappointed. You have to take the tour to be able to see the site and it is well worth it! The guide was informative and excited about the site. To be standing above mammoth skeletons that were over 60,000 years old was an amazing experience. Highly recommend stopping here for anyone who is in the area!
  • Great, informative tour! You arrive at this little building that couldn't possibly hold a Mammoth but don't worry, you just buy your tour tickets here. Tours go every 30 minutes and you can only see the mammoths by going on the walking tour. It's an easy flat walk packed with a lot of information.
  • Educational experience. Very cool to see the mammoth bones in the dig site. Enthusiastic guide. Who knew that camels are believed to have followed Mammoth herds, and in Texas at that? $5 per adult for a 45 min to 1 hr tour. Well worth it!

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