Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument offers a Junior Ranger Program, NPS Passport Stamp cancellation, bookstore with lots of great children's books, a self-guided easy hike on the Mesquite Trail (next to Contact Station), Alibates Flint Quarries orientation film, Alibates flint display, exhibit room, picnic tables and patio area, and an interpretive garden.
We welcome scouting groups, homeschool groups, students from local schools and universities and all others to call us about our ranger-guided hiking tours and other educational programs.
Alibates Flint Quarries and Meredith National Recreation Area host Junior Ranger Day in the spring, the Small-Fry Fishing Tournament in September, and FlintFest in early October.
We also have flint-knapping demonstrations several times a month where you can see a volunteer flint-knapper make arrowheads and other stone tools from Alibates Flint.
Call 806-857-3151 or 806-857-6680 for more information.
Jamie Lear of Perryton, Texas, earned her second Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger badge at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument in October 2012. Jamie, who previously earned her Girl Scout Resource Stewardship badge, participated in a two-hour hike and archeological site tour at Alibates Flint Quarries. For the other hours required to earn this prestigious badge, she also completed work or participated in activities at Fort Larned National Historic Site in Kansas, Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico, and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument and Lake Meredith National Recreation Area welcome Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, homeschool groups, and classes from local schools and universities to contact us about special tours and educational presentations.
FlintFest is an annual fun event at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. FlintFest kicks off our activities for Texas Archeology Month each October. The next FlintFest will be on Oct. 5-6, 2013!
FintFest features demonstrations with expert flint knappers (stone tool makers), who will show you how they chip arrowheads, knives, and other stone tools from Alibates flint and other materials.
FlintFest also features activities like using an atlatl (throwing stick), grinding corn with a traditional grindstone, jewelry beading, yucca rope weaving, edible and medicinal plants demonstration, pictographs and petroglyphs and more.
We also will offer special in-depth archeological tours to the Alibates Flint Quarries site during the FlintFest weekend.
Did You Know?
As far back as 12,000 years ago, Alibates flint was an important material used to make weapons such as Clovis and Folsom spear points. More...