A Mammoth-Sized Find

Standing as tall as 14 feet and weighing 20,000 pounds, Columbian mammoths roamed across what is present-day Texas thousands of years ago. Today, the fossil specimens represent the nation's first and only recorded evidence of a nursery herd of ice age Columbian mammoths.

Volunteer Ralph Vinson kneels among fossils.
The History of Waco Mammoth NM

It all started with a discovery in 1978. Learn about the history of this national park site.

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in-situ fossils
On-site Field Trips

Find information on how to bring your class or group to the Waco Mammoth National Monument

Interior of a large building. There is excavated area with fossils protruding from the ground.
Virtual Tour of the Dig Shelter

Take a close look at many of the fossils, and learn about the stories of these animals from the Pleistocene Epoch (the Ice Age).

Last updated: March 26, 2024

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