America's Aquarium in Stone
Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fishes, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Most remarkable is the story they tell of ancient life in a sub-tropical landscape.Read More
Experience the geology, wildlife, scenery and wide open spaces by hiking our interpretive trails, two-track roads, or driving the scenic drive.Read More
How Much Time Do I Need?
Whether you have a full day or an hour, there are many opportunities for you to explore the park on your own or with a ranger.Read More
Fossil Photo Gallery
Fossils are windows into the past. Check out the incredible fossils from the Green River Formation.Read More
Scenic Photo Gallery
The sagebrush steppe is a land of unique beauty. Here are some favorite scenes.Read More
Summer is a good time to visit. Days are sunny and not too hot, nights are cool. Lodging, camping and restaurants are available in nearby towns.Read More
Teachers, have fun with these hands-on curriculum materials designed for your classroom.Read More
Visit a Scientific Fossil Quarry
What better way to explore a fossil park than with a paleontologist in a fossil quarry. Join us on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer, 11am-4pm.Read More
Just for Kids
There's lots of fun stuff for kids. You can make a fossil rubbing, visit a fossil quarry, hike with a ranger, and become a Junior Ranger.Read More
See over 300 fossils at the visitor center including a variety of fishes, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals from ancient Fossil Lake.Read More
Did You Know?
Fossil Butte National Monument preserves only 1% of the Fossil Lake deposits, the smallest of three ancient lakes that make up the famous Green River Formation.