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Paleontology & Dinosaurs

Discover fossils and other remnants left behind from previous freshwater lakes to prints left in sand that have turned to stone. Wyoming is full of wonder when it comes to the prehistoric periods. We have adventures for all types from museums focused on paleontology to fossil digging tours that allow you to be on the ground for discovery. Go on a fossil safari with the Tate Geological Museum in Casper, where you can join a member of staff for a week to dig around Wyoming searching for dinosaur bones. If you’re looking for a shorter trip join the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis. Here you can go out for the day in your search for bones. Lastly, if you want to bring home a fossil then Kemmerer or Fossil Basin is your destination. Join up with one of three fossil tour companies to mine for your own fossils left behind by Lake Gosiute. You can also visit Fossil Butte National Monument home to the world’s best-preserved fossils. Our connection to the prehistoric does not stop there. You can find more than bones in our nature. On a hike you can follow dinosaur tracks across Red Gulch Dinosaur Track Site. The footprints and fossils left behind in Wyoming create a unique experience for visitors.

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The 53 Million-Year-Old Treasures of Fossil Lake: Fossil Hunting in Wyoming

This adventure was millions of years in the making. We go on an exciting fossil-hunting expedition and learn about the incredible history of geologic and cultural wonders of Wyoming. Our hosts journey back in time for a quest to unearth new fossils and take in ancient rock art at White Mountain Petroglyphs – as well as find time for modern adventures at the nearby Killpecker Sand Dunes.

Paleontology in Wyoming

From fossil digging tours to museums, there’s no better place than Wyoming to encounter the prehistoric past.

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