13,000 years ago this site was already well-known by mammoth hunters as a place to get the best stone for their tools. Centuries passed but the colorful flint found right here in the Texas panhandle never lost its value and usefulness. Visit and gain a sense of how integral this site was to the survival, commerce and culture of the High Plains.
Prized For More Than 13,000 Years
Alibates Flint was the rock that shaped - and was shaped by - cultures in the Texas Panhandle for 13,000 years.
Alibates Museum Exhibits
The Alibates Visitor Center has interesting hand-on exhibits to explore.
These carvings, or petroglyphs (rock paintings are called pictographs), are believed to have been made by the Antelope Creek people.
A brightly colored male Collared Lizard suns himself on a flint outcropping.
Last updated: April 28, 2017