Fossil Butte National Monument

Fossil Butte National Monument is a United States National Monument in Southwest Wyoming.

Understand

Fossil Butte National Monument is a unique paleontological site, where ecosystems of the 50-million-year-old Green River Formation of the ancient subtropical lake bed were unusually well preserved. The fossils include fish, alligators, bats, turtles, dog-sized horses, insects, and many other species of plants and animals.

Get in

The visitor center can be reached along U.S. Highway 30 about 15 miles west of Kemmerer.

Fees/Permits

There is no fee to enter the monument. Donations are welcome.

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