The Epic Park In Texas Where You Can Take Home 300-Million-Year-Old Fossils For Free
If you’ve ever visited a natural science museum, chances are you’ve seen some fossils. Sure, they’re neat, but it’s hard to really be interested in something behind a glass case that you can’t really interact with. But what if I told you there was a place where you can dig up fossils that have been buried underneath the sand for 300 million years…and keep them for yourself? Even better, what if I told you it was completely free? There IS one such place, and it’s right here in Texas. Mineral Wells Fossil Park is a fun, educational activity for the whole family that won’t break the bank – or tap into it at all, for that matter.
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Here’s an inside look at some of the treasures you might find:
The park is located at 2375 Indian Creek Rd, Mineral Wells, TX 76067. For more information, check out their website.
Have you ever been to Mineral Wells Fossil Park? Are there any other hands-on nature attractions in Texas that are worth a visit?
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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