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Traffic Alert for Oct. 23 & 24

Know Before You Go!

Traffic Alert - Be advised that traffic delays are expected on Saturday October 23, 2021 from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm CST and Sunday October 24, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm CST.  The site will be open for standard hours of operation from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.   We recommend that you plan extra time coming and going from the site on these days. For additional information on the triathlon and the race route, please visit their website by clicking here

New! Virtual Tour of the Dig Shelter:

Want to experience Waco Mammoth National Monument but can't make it to the park? We've got you covered. Explore the Dig Shelter, where you will see the in situ fossil remains of six Columbian mammoths and a few other Ice Age animals. A guided, audio-described virtual tour is also available.

Click here for the virtual tour.

Hours of Operation:

Park gates: open Sunday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fossil site: open 
Sunday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Please support our preservation mission as access to the fossil bed inside the Dig Shelter is by ticket 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 Park Service website.

Waco Mammoth National Monument from WCCC.TV - City of Waco on Vimeo.