A Day Trip to the Waco Mammoth National Monument

In the spring of 1978, two men were digging a fence post on a farm in Waco, Texas, when they unearthed the bones of a Columbian mammoth. This discovery led to uncovering of the remains of six more mammoths and the bones of other animals. In 2009, the Waco Mammoth National Monument was established to protect this important paleontological site. Learn more here.

 

A visit to the Waco Mammoth National Monument is a great way to spend a day. Cameron Park is a short drive from downtown Waco. The park offers a variety of activities, including hiking, biking, and picnicking. The fossil discovery is located within the park, and visitors can see the bones of the mammoths on display. The Visitor Center has interactive exhibits about the mammoths and Ice Age.  Learn more about .A Day at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum.

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The Waco Mammoth National Monument offers both ranger-led and self-guided tours. These tours are a great way to learn about the site's history and the fossils found here. The self-guided tours are an excellent option for those wanting to explore at their own pace. The Waco Mammoth National Monument is a great place to spend a day.