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5 Unique Fossil Finds at Fossil Butte National Monument

52 million years ago, Fossil Lake covered 1500 square miles of Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada. As time passed, plants and animals settled into the lakebed, where they were preserved in limestone. The former Fossil Lake region, now called the Green River Formation, yields tens of thousands of fossils each year.  In 1972, Fossil Butte National […]

2021 Oyster Ridge Music Festival

The Oyster Ridge Music Festival is back for 2021! On July 23rd and 24th, several artists will take the stage at Triangle Park in Kemmerer, WY. This year’s lineup includes Freddy Jones Band, Reckless Kelly, Yonder Mountain String Band, and others. Oyster Ridge Music Festival continues to be Wyoming’s largest free music festival. The intimate […]

5 Uncrowded Adventures in Southwest Wyoming

Fossil Basin sits between the beautiful Hams Fork River, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and sagebrush-scented prairies. Made up of the southwestern Wyoming towns of Kemmerer and Diamondville, the basin is rich with history from its early beginning as an ancient subtropical lake, its mid-life as a booming mining town and, now, as one of Wyoming’s best-kept […]

Quarry Stories: Ulrich’s Fossil Gallery

You don’t know how addicting fossil hunting is until you try it for yourself. “Oh it’s kind of like looking for gold, I guess,” said Mike Snively from Ulrich’s Fossil Gallery. “Fossil digging is something everybody should try at least once.” That’s what he did—tried it once, as a summer  job in high school at […]

Kemmerer and Its Little Secrets: The Oyster Ridge Music Festival and Fossil Butte

When you’re about to hit the roads of the West, you might Google something like “top travel destinations in Wyoming.” Well, Kemmerer, in Wyoming’s Lincoln County, is home to one especially intriguing top destination – Fossil Butte National Monument. It’s one of the richest paleontological sites (a place in which remains of ancient living organisms […]

Kemmerer, Wyoming: Find the Uncommon

Kemmerer, Wyoming might not be the first place you think about when you think of vacation destinations in Wyoming. But it should be. Far from the summer crowds of Jackson and far from the city lights of Cheyenne, Kemmerer sits nestled in the rolling hills and great blue skies on the western edge of the […]

Top 5 Things to Do Near Kemmerer, Wyoming

Just two hours northeast of Salt Lake City lies Kemmerer, Wyoming—a small, quaint town perfect for a weekend getaway or a break in the road trip. Here are the top five things to do in Kemmerer:  Go Fossil Hunting and Take a Fossil Home Fifty-two million years ago there was a large lake outside of […]