The Waco Mammoth National Monument is a paleontological site and museum in Waco, Texas, United States where fossils of twenty-four Columbian mammoths (Mammuthus columbi) and other mammals from the Pleistocene Epoch have been uncovered. The site is the largest known concentration of mammoths dying from a (possibly) reoccurring event, which is believed to have been a flash flood. The mammoths on site did not all die at the same time but rather during three separate events in the same area. A local partnership developed around the site after the initial bone was discovered. The Waco Mammoth Foundation worked in partnership with the city of Waco and Baylor University to develop the site. In 2015, they successfully sought the National Monument designation to bring the expertise of the National Park Service into the partnership.
First - they charge for the tour - unlike what it said that you can just go look - now they require the tour which isn't much of a tour - they let you in the building tell a few stories and let you ask questions... it isn't very big... if your kids are really into ICE AGE or prehistoric stuff it is worth it - otherwise skip it for other cool things
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Waco Mammoth National Monument
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