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Saturday, October 21, 2023

11 AM - 2 PM

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

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Through our partnership with the Dallas Paleontological Society and the City of Mineral Wells, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of fossils to go around. Take the entire family on a trip back in time to dig for ancient fossils from another era!

Tools of the Trade Display
Fossil Identification
Museum Quality Objects
Activity Packets & Handouts

*The event will happen rain or shine, so come equipped with umbrellas/ponchos and shoes you don't mind getting muddy! See you at the dig!

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Small zip bags or nail aprons are good for small finds and keeping things organized.

Knee pads or patches are recommended for crawling around.

Planning Your Visit

This is a fairly primitive site, so be sure to bring a lot of water with you. During the hot summer months visiting in the early morning and evenings is highly recommended. There is a new shade structure, but it is still a good idea to bring an umbrella with you for shade while digging. The park has primitive restrooms and no running water.


Enter and exit collecting area at designated points only. Area has dangerous drop offs, steep slopes and loose soil.

Encounters with dangerous insects/animals are possible.

Mineral Wells
Parks and Recreation Department

Established with assistance from the
Dallas Paleontological Society

Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce

For more to do and places to stay in Mineral Wells, contact the Chamber of Commerce - 940-325-2557
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