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

Address:
1212 Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN
Directions:
South of town. I-26 exit 13. Drive south on Hwy 75 for two miles. On the left, in a large, modern brick building.
Hours:
Tu-F 9-5, Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
423-434-4263
Admission:
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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