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Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

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Address: TX 136 South and Cas Johnson Rd, Fritch, TX
Phone Number: +1 806-857-3151
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Excellent 2-hour guided walk

Only go if you have time for the excellent two-hour guided walk to the quarry. Best to reserve as space is limited. Our part-Cherokee guide was excellent!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only go if you have time for the excellent two-hour guided walk to the quarry. Best to reserve as space is limited. Our part-Cherokee guide was excellent!

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Loxley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband took the 10 a.m. ranger led two hour moderate hike that included sites where flint rock and arrowheads covered ground, small quarries where Plains Indians dug for flint rock ( can only be accessed by ranger led tour). Non hiking wife enjoyed air conditioned visitor center, movie of area history, artifacts. Truly amazing that flint from here ended up... More 

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North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this National Monument. It is a bit off the beaten path of I40 but was worth a stop for us as we knew one of the Rangers. We had a lovely picnic in the native garden and enjoyed watching the flint knapping demonstration inside. We walked the short .3 mile trail just outside the visitors center and... More 

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chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Who would have believed flint arrowheads from this site were traded with others from as far away as the midwest hundreds of years ago. The rangers here were enthusiastic and helpful in making our visit informative- make sure to watch the movie.It explains a lot of the activity here hundreds of years ago.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this very much. The rangers at the Visitors Center were probably the most enthusiastic I have met. We watched a short film and then went through their small exhibit. We were scheduled to do the 2:00 ranger led tour and was told that when it gets too hot they sometimes cancel that one but were told they would... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Of course this is an awesome spot as it's managed by our wonderful National Park Service. The visitor center has several exhibits on the history of the flint and provides lots of interesting information. Unfortunately, the ranger-guided tour of the actual quarries was not at a convenient time for us.....we would have had to wait a few hours. You can... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

There were no ranger-led tours that day, but the video and little museum in the Visitor Center were great. I hope the museum gets expanded. Even the survival plant garden outside was top-notch. This site is worth the detour from I-40

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Taking my daughter across America to learn about our history and national parks. This monument has a lot of history, beautiful flints are easily spotted, numerous plants, and desert creatures abound. The rangers on staff are knowledgeable and courteous.

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We got there to go on the 2:00 tour and it was cancelled due to heat. We were fine with that, but the Rangers must have felt bad. They made sure they interacted with our kids to make sure they learned a lot. One Ranger taught them to make friction fire and a volunteer taught them to atlatl. Their thoughtfulness... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We enjoyed the visit to this NPS Monument. The tour guide was a retired employee that volunteers once a week. He was very informative and obviously enjoys the site. He provided information on animal and plant life as well. The quarry was an important source of flint for Native Americans for centuries. The land there is beautiful and unsuspecting on... More 

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