When you think of Iowa history, you probably think of the pioneers, Native Americans, and earliest settlers here on the prairie. There’s one place in Iowa City that will take you even farther back in time, to the days before dinosaurs even roamed the earth. Visit this incredible slice of history to step back in time nearly 400 million years and see what it was like on the bottom of the ocean floor.

The Devonian Fossil Gorge is free to visit, and everyone in the family will enjoy exploring this incredible park. For more fossil hunting in Iowa, visit the Fossil and Prairie Center in Rockford, where you’ll find fossils that are over 300 million years old lying around in the sand!

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