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4050 North Street, Buffalo

Dig Up Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family at the #1 Fossil Park in the U.S.

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Visitors can enjoy a fun day out fossil-hunting in this geological treasure site surrounded by wildlife-populated nature trails

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2 ratings1 reviews
October 24, 2020
Friendly knowledgeable staff. Our family had fun and found fossils pretty quickly!
4 ratings3 reviews
August 21, 2020
We visited with someone with mobility issues. We gave her some rocks to pick through or to break out the fossils. We found a lot and had a great time. I recommend this to anyone who wants to find some fossils and get some fresh air.
August 15, 2020
We had a great time! We found lots of fossils and had fun digging around
4 ratings4 reviews
August 5, 2020
Fun little spot and very easy to find fossils
1 ratings1 reviews
July 22, 2020
We had so much fun! We got a quick tour and the guide was easily able to find 3 different fossils right by the end of the path so we could see what we were looking for. You receive a paper showing the different kinds and ANYONE can easily find fossils! We were there for 2 hours and easily found 100 fossils with 2 adults and 2 six year olds.
2 ratings2 reviews
July 16, 2020
Front tent staff was Excellent! Loved the same gift area... super cute and fairly priced. The fact that we can rake the fossils home with us was absolutely Fantadtic! We had a GREAT TIME!!
18 ratings3 reviews
July 16, 2020
Friendly staff, great facility. We had a blast on our adventure!
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April 15, 2019
Five stars
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  • Save on admission and have fun at our fossil park this summer.

  • What’s included in Single-Day Admission: guided tour and fossil collecting in the surrounding quarry and nature trails
  • Tours depart every 30 minutes beginning at 9:15 a.m. The final tour each day departs at 2:45 p.m. The park closes at 4:30 p.m. The park is open regular hours on Labor Day. After Labor Day, the park is open on weekends only. See below for complete schedule.
  • View the opening hours for the upcoming season
  • Free admission for children under 3
  • Face coverings required for people over the age of 3
  • Guests can rent toolsets at $5/day or bring their own. Recommended tools include:
  • Rock hammer with steel handle
  • Small sledgehammer and chisel
  • Pry bars
  • Safety goggles
  • Newspaper/bubble wrap
  • Bags for storing wrapped fossils

  • What’s included in Private Family Expedition with 1-Year Membership: Two-hour professionally guided expedition for up to 8 guests of any age, tool rental and bags for collecting, 1-year of Family Membership to Penn Dixie ($60 value), a complimentary copy our official fossil book, ‘Geology and Palaeontology of Eighteen Mile - Creek’ by Amadeus Grabau, 1898
  • Your small group can experience a private collecting expedition in the true style of field paleontology. Your guide — a knowledgeable and experienced member of our staff — will take you on a journey through our 54-acre park in search of a range of fossils. During the two-hour guided tour, you’ll visit our most prolific spots where you’re guaranteed to find fossils — all of which you can keep for your collection. Your guide will also take you to some unexpected places in search of more exotic fossils, including armored fish and the legendary “golden” trilobite.
  • Private expeditions are available for all ages. We can schedule an expedition for any day of the week, most times during the year — even when Penn Dixie is closed to the public. Please contact us if you have concerns about mobility impairments. We will work with you to plan an expedition best suited to your needs.

  • Prohibited items and behavior: Dogs except for service animals; bicycles beyond the parking lot; ATVs and motorbikes; littering; firearms; archery; hunting; trapping; smoking; and alcoholic beverages. Running is not permitted due to the uneven nature of the site’s topography. Stone-throwing is also prohibited.
  • What to bring: Food and drinks
  • Picnic area available
  • The site is wheelchair-accessible

Need To Know

Promotional value expires Oct 25, 2020. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Guided tour included with admission. Not valid for group tours, birthday parties, workshops, programs with required registration, or special events. Park is seasonal with variable hours. See website and social media for full hours and availability. Membership must be activated on the day of the private tour and will be valid 1-year from activation date. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 1 per household. Subject to availability. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Penn Dixie

At the heart of Penn Dixie is a fossil quarry—one that's so prolific it captures the attention of science buffs from around the world. But this isn't a look-and-don't-touch kind of quarry. At this 54-acre site, visitors are encouraged to dig into what was once a shallow ocean environment (380 million years ago) and to keep the fossils they find. The visitors' center even offers buckets of tools available to rent. Once they're finished with their paleontological expeditions, guests can spend the rest of their day exploring nature trails and wetlands and spotting wildlife such as bald eagles and red-tailed hawks.