Basic Information

6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive
Waco, TX 76708

From I-35 North, take exit 339 and head west on Lake Shore Drive. Turn right on Steinbeck Bend Drive and travel 1.5 miles to the Monument. From I-35 South, take exit 335C and head northwest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Continue straight onto Steinbeck Bend Drive and travel 1.5 miles to the Monument. The Monument is easily accessible via personal vehicle, bus, or motor home.

Waco Mammoth National Monument

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: -
  • Monday: -
  • Tuesday: -
  • Wednesday: -
  • Thursday: -
  • Friday: -
  • Saturday: -

Overall, the monume enjoys a sunny, mild climate during three seasons of the year. Spring: Temperatures range from 45 F to 85 F (7 C/29 C). Rain is common in April and May. Summer: Temperatures range from 70 F to 95 F (21 C/35 C). Temperatures can exceed 100 F (38 C) in July and August. Lightweight clothing and sunscreen are advisable. Be prepared with plenty of water. Fall: Temperatures range from 45 F to 85 F (7 C/29 C). Winter: Temperatures range from 35 F to 65 F (2 C/18 C) . Snow and ice are rare.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee - $0.00

There is no entrance fee to Waco Mammoth National Monument. There are guided tour fees.

Guided Tour Fee - Adult - $5.00

This fee is for a tour of the Dig Shelter where mammoth fossils are in situ (still in their original position within the bone bed). The only access to the Dig Shelter is with a tour guide. Length of tour - 45 minutes to one hour.

Guided Tour Fee - Senior (over 60) - $4.00

This fee is for a tour of the Dig Shelter where mammoth fossils are in situ (still in their original position within the bone bed). The only access to the Dig Shelter is with a tour guide. Length of tour - 45 minutes to one hour.

Guided Tour Fee - Military (with ID) - $4.00

This fee is for a tour of the Dig Shelter where mammoth fossils are in situ (still in their original position within the bone bed). The only access to the Dig Shelter is with a tour guide. Length of tour - 45 minutes to one hour.

Guided Tour Fee - Educators (with ID) - $4.00

This fee is for a tour of the Dig Shelter where mammoth fossils are in situ (still in their original position within the bone bed). The only access to the Dig Shelter is with a tour guide. Length of tour - 45 minutes to one hour.

Guided Tour Fee - Students (7th grade through college) - $4.00

This fee is for a tour of the Dig Shelter where mammoth fossils are in situ (still in their original position within the bone bed). The only access to the Dig Shelter is with a tour guide. Length of tour - 45 minutes to one hour.

Guided Tour Fee - Children (preK through 6th grade) - $3.00

This fee is for a tour of the Dig Shelter where mammoth fossils are in situ (still in their original position within the bone bed). The only access to the Dig Shelter is with a tour guide. Length of tour - 45 minutes to one hour.

Guided Tour Fee - Infants (ages 3 and under) - $0.00

This fee is for a tour of the Dig Shelter where mammoth fossils are in situ (still in their original position within the bone bed). The only access to the Dig Shelter is with a tour guide. Length of tour - 45 minutes to one hour.

Welcome Center

Guided tours of the Dig Shelter begin here. Tours are conducted every 30 minutes, no reservation needed. Tours last from 45 minutes to one hour. Tour guides will lead you from the Welcome Center, down a 300 yard paved path to the Dig Shelter where mammoth fossils are in situ (still in their original position within the bone bed).

 
Visitors view fossils from the elevated walkway.
Operating Hours
  • Sunday-Saturday: Open 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Guided Tour Fees
  • Adults: $5
  • Seniors (over 60): $4
  • Military (with ID): $4
  • Educators (with ID): $4
  • Students (7th grade through college): $4
  • Children (preK through 6th Grade): $3
  • Infants (ages 3 and under): Free
National Park passes do not apply to guided tour fees. Please support our preservation mission, access to the Dig Shelter is by guided tour only.

Last updated: October 3, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive
Waco, TX 76708

Phone:

(254) 750-7946

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