Waco, Texas: Waco Mammoth Site - Indoor Boneyard

A big pit filled with half-excavated mammoth bones is now sealed within an air-conditioned pavilion. Elevated walkways allow you to study the prehistoric carnage in comfort.
Address:
6220 Steinbeck Bend Rd, Waco, TX
Directions:
Northwest of the city. I-35 exit 335C. Turn west onto MLK Jr. Blvd and drive around four miles. The Mammoth Site will be on the left, about one mile past Lakeshore Drive.
Hours:
T-F 11 am - 5 pm, Sa 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
254-750-7946
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Waco Mammoth Site.

Waco Mammoth Site - Indoor Boneyard

Now part of the National Park System in cooperation with Baylor University and the city of Waco, this is a must see stop when in Waco. Guide was very informative and gladly answered my many questions (although my friend and I were the only 2 on the tour). Although this National Monument is open free of charge, one must purchase a guided tour ticket to see the dig site and bones.

Some excavated bones are housed in Waco in the Mayborn Museum at Baylor University.

[Jerry Day, 12/05/2015]

Mammoth bones.

Waco Mammoth Site - Indoor Boneyard

Probably the coolest part of our trip! This place is worth a stop if you're into fossils. Of all places, it's amazing to think that there are mammoth fossils here!

[norma beez, 04/02/2013]

Fossil dig.

Waco Mammoth Site

Waco Mammoth Site was much more than the original description. New facility Opened in 12/09.

It is a place for a whole family learning adventure. Basically new everything but what they are digging up. New pavement, entrance, parking lot for cars and RVs. New Visitor Center. Dig sight is enclosed and climate-controlled. One-on-one tour guide if you like. Can not say enough good things about the attraction.

[Dennis McGill from Ednond, OK, 07/24/2010]
Waco Mammoth Site

The Waco Mammoth Site sits in a 100-plus acre stretch of wooded parkland along the Bosque River and provides a glimpse into the lives of Columbian mammoths. The first bones at site were discovered in 1978, and Baylor University staff, students and volunteers spent countless hours excavating the site during the past 30 years.

The Waco Mammoth Site opened to the public at the end of 2009 and includes a naturally lit dig shelter that creates an atmosphere of an art gallery; a suspended walkway provides a stunning overhead view of the mammoths.

The Welcome Center includes a gift shop and a ticket counter.

[Kristy Long, 03/16/2010]

Indoor boneyard.

Waco Mammoth Site - Indoor Boneyard

Female remains and tusks are visible at the Waco Mammoth Site.

[Meghan, 01/25/2010]

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