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The Visitor Center at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

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The Alibates Visitor Center is open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

The visitor center offers a variety of activities including:

  • Museum Exhibits
  • Ranger-guided quarry tours available upon request at 10 A.M. and 1 P.M.
  • An award winning film about Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
  • Jr. Ranger Program and Activities
  • Mesquite Trail -- An easy self-guided trail
  • Alibates Gardens -- Self-guided tour with themed gardens
  • Certified Monarch Butterfly Waystation
Call (806) 857-6680 for Quarry Tour reservations and information.

The monument can only be accessed with a National Park Service Ranger.

 
A New Junior Ranger
A Newly Sworn-in Junior Ranger

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Quarry Replica
Quarry Replica Exhibit

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE ALIBATES VISITORS CENTER:

QUARRY RE-CREATION


One of the many exhibits in the Alibates Visitor Center is a partial replica of an Antelope Creek Culture quarry site. The display depicts what it would be like to work at the quarry site. Based on archeological records, these sites were 4-6 ft. deep and 10 ft. wide. As you look at the replica, you’ll see some of the tools used to dig and break up the flint such as bison bone axes, shovels, and simple river rocks. In this exhibit, you will find informative signs and cleverly constructed pull-out drawers which provide more information about Alibates Flint.

Last updated: February 22, 2022

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1460
Fritch , TX 79036

Phone:

806 857-6680

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