Welcome to Waco Mammoth National Monument
This newer unit of the National Park System is managed in partnership by the National Park Service, the City of Waco, and Baylor University. The public is welcome anytime during regular operating hours. Start your visit at the Welcome Center located at 6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive. Guided tours are conducted every 30 minutes, so just show up and join the fun, no reservation needed! Tours last from 45 minutes to one hour. A small tour fee does apply.
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). During your tour, you will learn about the Ice Age, how the fossils were discovered, and why this site is one of the most important paleontological finds in North America.
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Last updated: July 8, 2019