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Uncover Fossil Basin, Wyoming: A 2-Day Itinerary

Many travelers discover Fossil Basin, Wyoming on a trip to visit the state’s national parks and monuments. But, the destination is worthy of more than just a quick stop. Plan to spend a few days in the Kemmerer-Diamondville area and uncover all that the Fossil Fish Capital of the World has to offer! Day 1 Fossil […]

Ice Fishing in Fossil Basin

Wyoming’s Fossil Basin is a remarkable destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a diverse array of activities throughout the year. While summer draws anglers from far and wide for its exceptional fishing opportunities, the wintertime transforms the landscape into a frozen wonderland, where ice fishing takes center stage at Lake Viva Naughton.      Gear Up […]

Quarry Stories: Tynsky’s Fossils

Every year, hundreds of visitors get to chisel into the 52-million-year-old history of Fossil Basin’s world-renowned fossil quarries. The experience of fossil digging is something magnificent to share with others. For strangers, friends, and families, it can be a highlight of any adventure, getting to find your part of prehistoric history buried into limestone. In […]

2023 Oyster Ridge Music Festival

The Oyster Ridge Music Festival promises two days of exceptional music in Kemmerer, WY. Mark your calendars for July 21-22, 2023, as Triangle Park comes alive with the music of talented artists from various genres. The 2023 lineup for the Oyster Ridge Music Festival boasts an array of performers who will take the stage and […]

A Guide To Wyoming’s Big Spring Scenic Backway

The Big Spring Scenic Backway meanders through the southern portion of Bridger-Teton National Forest and offers a quintessential Wyoming road experience with minimal traffic, opportunities to spot wildlife, and expansive views of surrounding scenery. Getting To Big Spring Scenic Backway To access the Big Spring Scenic Backway in Wyoming, you have two primary options. If […]

Quarry Stories: In Stone Fossils

Photos courtesy of In Stone Fossils In Stone Fossils is one of Fossil Basin’s family-owned fossil shops specializing in selling high-quality fossils, minerals, and other geological treasures. They offer a wide range of products—including dinosaur bones, ammonites, trilobites, and petrified wood—as well as unique fossil digging experiences such as sunset and night digs. In Stone […]

Quarry Stories: Fossil Safari

By Wolf Johnson When you think of the word “safari”, you may think about traveling across the world and exploring an exotic destination with some unique wildlife. However, south of Kemmerer, Wyoming, you can embark on a different safari, one that will take you millions of years back in time. At Warfield Fossils’ Fossil Safari, […]

Fossil Basin Featured in ‘Smithsonian’

Fossil Basin is featured in the September, 2022 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. The article, titled “The 50 Million-Year-Old Treasures of Fossil Lake,” explores the ancient history of the region, as well as the and culture surrounding the prehistoric lake and fossil digging. “’You’ve got schools of fish, you’ve got babies and adults. You’ve got predators and […]

The Taboo & Tragic Past of Kemmerer, WY

By Wolf Johnson Right off the interstate in southwestern Wyoming is the small town of Kemmerer. It’s one of those “blink-and-you-might-miss-it” towns. But, underneath millenniums of sediment, centuries of history and years of stories, you’ll not only see a small Wyoming town, but a true pinnacle of the Wild West.  Early Days Kemmerer was established […]

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