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Waco Mammoth National Monument named top dinosaur destination in U.S.

The monument is the only Texas site to be featured on the list. (Source: Waco Mammoth National Monument/ Facebook) The monument is the only Texas site to be featured on the list. (Source: Waco Mammoth National Monument/ Facebook)
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The Waco Mammoth National Monument has been named a top destination to find prehistoric fossils on Expedia.com 

The monument is the only Texas site to be featured on the list.

According to the National Park Service, in 1978, two men were on the search for arrowheads, but instead, stumbled upon the fossil remains of a Colombian Mammoth near the Bosque River - 16 other Columbian Mammoths were later found.

For more than 30 years, Baylor University staff, students, and volunteers excavated the site.

In 2015, former President Barack Obama signed an executive order creating the Waco Mammoth National Monument.

The monument is known for its public excavation site and is open from Sunday- Saturday, with tour fees $5 and under.

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