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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. Now, go explore...virtually!

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, Friday, Saturday 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                            Monday through Thursday 10 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 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.)