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

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 20:36:39-04

The Waco Mammoth National Monument has been named a top destination to find prehistoric fossils on 

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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