Olean, New York: Rock City Park

Huge boulders that you can run around, plus the world's largest exposure of puddingstone. Mmmm...puddingstone....
Address:
505 Route 16 South, Olean, NY
Directions:
I-86 exit 26 (Olean). At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto Hwy 16 south. Drive through town, then continue 5.5 miles south. Rock City Park is on right.
Hours:
May-Oct Daily 9 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
716-372-7790
Admission:
Adults 13– 61 years $4.50
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Rock City Park - Boulders with Names

Rock City Park's prehistoric ocean floor is the world's largest exposure of quartz conglomerate (AKA ocean spar or puddingstone) -- gigantic boulders several stories high with huge crevices sometimes referred to as "streets." Natural rock formations are named "Three Sisters," "Balancing Rock" (a 1,000 ton boulder), and "Indian Face," among others.

The park features a museum, souvenir and rock shop, virtual video room, and fluorescent rock room. Self-guided maps are provided.

[Dale Berridge, 07/05/2008]
Rock City Park

This is an unusual park -- just a bunch of rock sculptures and passageways on top of a hill, but people seem to love it and come from all over to see it! They have interesting names for the rocks such as Hamburger Rock.

[Angela Ash, 09/30/2003]

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