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Waco Mammoth National Monument

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Address: 6220 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco, TX 76708-5338
Phone Number: +1 254-750-7946
09:00 - 17:00
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Worth a visit if you are interested in mammoths

We were driving past Waco on our way to Dallas and decided to break the drive up with a stop here. The admission and tour were supposed to be $7 but for some reason they were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were driving past Waco on our way to Dallas and decided to break the drive up with a stop here. The admission and tour were supposed to be $7 but for some reason they were only $5 pp (no complaints here). Whilst the exhibit would only rate an average (not very big and not a lot of mammoths) I... More 

Thank worldtravella
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must do while in Waco, especially if you are into natural history. The park has done a great job of showing/interpreting the variety of bones that have been found there on site. I have never been to a place where you can see the actual bones still in place in the dirt (as opposed to replicas). Great job with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A well constructed presentation of the Columbian Mammoth (which is larger than the Wooly Mammoth) and some other ice age fossils. The monument is relatively close to I-35 and you only need about one hour to complete the tour. The park employees were very knowledgeable about their subject and very helpful. If you are in the area, its worth taking... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guided tour was excellent. We had a very knowledgeable guide. The exhibit was interesting and well presented

Thank Wizz56
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any interest in natural history, the Mammoth Site is quite a treat. The park staff provides an interesting 30 minute narrative of the history of the site and description of the dig site. The indoor facility has actual fossils partially uncovered, providing insight into the science of paleontology. Call ahead to get the times of the tours... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waco Mammoth National Monument did not disappoint. The history is truly incredible. I thought the ruins in Rome were old and then we walked where Columbian mammoths walked. 24 mammoths have been discovered at this site. It is truly a national treasure in terms of history from that era. The tour guide was clearly passionate about her work and gave... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with the kids on a day trip to Waco! What a hidden gem that is a must see!! Everyone is friendly and it was so educational and fun!

Thank Stacy G
Kemp, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very cool and interesting. learn about the ice age era around the waco area. and that the park was added to national monunment

Thank sholeena s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really interesting and the person leading our group was very knowledgeable about the subject. It was lead at our pace and I would recommend an tour thru this facility at least once.

Thank TheBeckers55
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting site. Doesn't take too long to go through however you do need to be on the tour with the ranger to access the building with the mammoths. They have tours every 30 minutes but once inside our ranger said we could wonder around on our own and leave sooner if needed. We did stick with the tour as... More 

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