Wyoming July 15, 2018
The Underrated Natural Wonder Every Wyomingite Should See At Least Once
Wyoming is full of incredible natural wonders, and you can spot something new everywhere you look. One underrated attractions is the historic Fossil Butte in Lincoln County. This prehistoric butte is full of fossils from the days when dinosaurs walked the earth.
There's one enormous roadside rock that will certainly catch your eye as you travel through Lincoln County, Wyoming
When you get a little closer, you'll see what you've found is Fossil Butte National Monument.
This impressive geologic feature was once part of a large lake, now referred to as Fossil Lake. Fossil Butte was what remained when the lake dried up over millions of years.
Today, you can visit this incredible National Monument and see for yourself why it's one of Wyoming's legendary places.
Thousands and thousands of fossils have turned up here, including prehistoric fish, frogs, lizards, turtles and more.
Step inside the visitor's center to get a close look at a variety of fossils that have been found in and around Fossil Butte.
While you're here, stop by the Fossil Hunter's house. It was built in 1915 by a man who spent his summers fishing for fossils at this very site.
After just one visit, you'll find your mind racing back to a time when dinosaurs walked through Wyoming and prehistoric fish swam around in Wyoming's fossil lake.
You can find Fossil Butte National Monument at 864 Chicken Creek Rd, Kemmerer, WY 83101.
If you love the idea of finding fossils in Wyoming, head up to Thermopolis, where you can actually attend a paleontologist dig for a day!
Read more about that fascinating adventure here.