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Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health and in coordination with the City of Waco, Waco Mammoth National Monument is temporarily closed as of Wednesday, March 18. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media channels. For more information visit

The annual Mammoths on the March event on March 28, 2020 has been canceled in the interest of public health concerns surrounding COVID-19.

Our hours of Operation:

7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Please support our preservation mission as access to the fossil bed inside the Dig Shelter is by guided tour only. Fee applies.)

On July 10, 2015, the President signed an Executive Order designating the Waco Mammoth National Monument! This prestigious honor was made possible through years of collaboration of the City of Waco, Baylor University, Waco Mammoth Foundation and the citizens of Waco. Waco Mammoth National Monument is the 408th unit of the National Park Service and 14th unit in Texas.

Waco Mammoth National Monument

Visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument on the National Parks Service website.

Waco Mammoth National Monument from WCCC.TV - City of Waco on Vimeo. (UPDATE: we are now open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)