Florissant Fossil Quarry, Florissant

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  • 50 something parents and 2 young adult sons enjoyed sitting in the shade seperating layers of shale/rocks and finding amazing fossils. We all had a really good time. We found several interesting... 
    50 something parents and 2 young adult sons enjoyed sitting in the shade seperating layers of shale/rocks and finding amazing fossils. We all had a really good time. We found several interesting...  more »
  • This was a fantastic activity for our family, which included 2 5 year olds. They loved it and wanted to stay longer. Well worth the beautiful drive up as well. And we found some fossils! 
    This was a fantastic activity for our family, which included 2 5 year olds. They loved it and wanted to stay longer. Well worth the beautiful drive up as well. And we found some fossils!  more »
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  • Pretty neat place. Beware! The website specifically says that it is $15 per collector, cash only. Nowhere does it say you have to have a paying adult to go up to the area with kids. When you get there, they tell you you cannot be up there supervising your children if you don't pay the $15... So you drive over an hour, bring enough cash for your kids and they tell you you have to wait in the parking lot. So, bring money for the adults.... So ridiculous! I debated raring it at three stars because of this but it really was a neat place. They are very strict on your hour as well. I feel like it took us a little while to get in the groove and figure out how to find fossils so it also might be worthwhile to bring money to do a second hour.
  • This place was surprisingly a lot of fun. The price is reasonable, and we found a lot of cool fossils (lots of sticks, leaves, and a couple of bugs). The people ru. I got the place were also super friendly and helpful which is always a plus. Definitely a fun place to spend an hour or so.

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