Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco

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  • I had never heard of a Wooly Mammoth. Had to google it to know what I was going to go see. Inexpensive/fun guided tour of the bones of these poor unfortunate animals which obviously met their demise h...  more »
  • In 2015, the Waco Mammoth site became a National Monument. To date 24 Colombian mammoths were discovered; some are stored at Baylor University and four mammoths and one camel are preserved at this sit...  more »
  • We learned a great deal about the particular mammoths discovered at this site. You do have to pay even if you possess a national parks pass. It is five dollars to go on a 45 minute tour onsite at the ...  more »
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  • Didn't realize quite what to expect and that tours were required to see the actual dig site. It worked out fine even on a hot day. Interesting information. The two kids we had with us enjoyed the junior ranger program and the activities kept them engaged.
  • A great little national park with real mammoth bones at the dig site. A hiking trail is easy and takes about 15-20 minutes to traverse (.45 mi or so) circles the grounds. Has a good junior ranger program also, my 10 year old printed out the book and completed it the night before so she could get the most out of the visit. Cost of the tour was $4 for me as an educator and $3 for the 10 year old.
  • The small park has a sheltered site with 8 mammoth skeletons inside. Those bones are not fossilized yet and therefore are still on the digging site. It is better to have a tour to learn deeper of the environment in ice age TX.
  • Seriously cool place! Have wanted to come out for a while and I’m so glad we were able to. The guides were informative and the natural history was well preserved.
  • This is a Waco must see. Parking is easy. Definitely do the guided tour. Nice little gift shop. Staff and park rangers are very friendly and knowledgeable. You won't believe the animals that existed in central TX 15000 years ago. It is a fascinating place for adults and kids. Highly recommended! It is a short walk, but golf carts are available for anyone who needs one.

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