Aurora, Illinois: Lifesize Mastodon Statue

The Mastodon statue at Phillips Park Zoo marks the area where fossils and bones were first uncovered in 1934. Exhibits in the Visitors Center.

Address:
1000 Ray Moses Dr., Aurora, IL
Directions:
Phillips Park Zoo Visitors Center.
Hours:
Daily 9 am to 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
630-256-3750
Admission:
Free.
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Lifesize Mastodon Statue

A lifesize Mastodon statue resides at Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora Illinois. Mastodon fossils and bones have been found here. They still do fossil digs near the lake on this property, near Phillips Park Golf Course.

[Vinny Gragg, 01/15/2012]

Mastadon bones were found on the site in 1934. The Visitors Center building includes a Mastondon Gallery, displaying a skull, tusk, and other bones.


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