Did you know that during the Devonian Period, 365 million years ago, Iowa was an ocean? There are so many places throughout the state where you can find fossil beds and remnants of our prehistoric past. One place is particularly fascinating: the Fossil and Prairie Center in Rockford, where you can explore miles and miles of trails, hunt for fossils, discover abandoned buildings and learn all about Iowa’a fossil and dinosaur history.

You can learn more about fossil hunting at the Fossil and Prairie Center right here. I don’t know about you, but I can never get enough of the fascinating history of this state! If you’re planning your spring hikes, you might want to check out our historic trails: These 10 Iowa Hiking Trails Lead To Some Incredible Pieces Of History

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