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Gray, Tennessee: Gray Fossil Dig Site

Millions of years ago a cave collapsed and formed a sinkhole. Bad news for saber tooth cat, mastodon, etc. Tour the museum, walk to the dig site, watch scientists at work.

Gray Fossil Site Visitor Center

1212 Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN
South of town. I-26 exit 13. Drive south on Hwy 75 for two miles. On the left, in a large, modern brick building.
Tu-F 9-5, Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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Gray Fossil Dig Site

Interesting site to visit. Good scientific info. Good for families.

[Adaly, 06/03/2017]

Dino skeleton.

Gray Fossil Site Visitor Center

A treasure trove of fossil finds from millions of years ago. Active dig site. Can volunteer to help. Can see paleontology researchers actually working in the lab. Currently excavating legs of a mastodon. Small museum done well. See video first. Small fee. Can walk to excavation site. Spent about two hours.

[Mary Keown, 10/25/2016]

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