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UPDATE 5/22/2020 Park reopening – some locations closed due to COVID-19

The park is working to increase access in a phased approach. The park’s trails, picnic area, and restrooms are open. The park’s dig shelter and bookstore remain closed. Please follow local area health orders and avoid crowding.

Guided tours of the fossil site are temporarily suspended.


  • Join national park rangers at the Waco Mammoth National Monument for informal pop-up programs throughout the summer! Pop-up programs are short, on-demand information sessions ranging from 5-10 minutes. Topics will include "Our Amazing Sun," "The Odyssey of Ologies," "Learning Through Citizen Science," "Missing Pieces: Mammoths and Elephants," and many more engaging subjects. The pop-ups will be offered daily at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (through August 31) at the park's amphitheater area, located along the dig shelter trail. There is no cost to attend. Visit for information.

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.)