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Mineral Wells, Texas: Mineral Wells Fossil Park

Free park encourages you to scrounge for fossils of ancient sea creatures, from trilobites to brachiopods. Bring water, an umbrella, and a watchful eye for live scorpions and snakes.

2375 Indian Creek Rd, Mineral Wells, TX
Northwest of town. From downtown drive west on US Hwy 180 for 3.5 miles. Turn north onto Indian Creek Rd. Drive 2.5 miles to the Park entrance. Bring plenty of water, knee pads, and a light-colored umbrella for shade.
Daily, dawn-dusk Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Mineral Wells Fossil Park

Free! Hunt and keep fossils.

[Christina, 02/27/2018]

The park is known for its trove of ancient sea species: lilies and urchins, brachiopods, clams and oysters, bryozoans, corals, trilobites, plants, and primitive sharks. "Encounters with dangerous insects/animals are possible."

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