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Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve

#1 of 7 things to do in Blasdell Features Animals
4050 North Street, Blasdell, NY
+1 716-627-4560
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More Devonian fossils to collect and bring home than you can imagine!

The walk down to the expansive fossil pits with one of the site's guides gives you a nice history... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
CNB129
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Hannibal, New York
Kids loved it!

I have 3 boys and they loved this. They thought it was super cool to dig for fossils. You can... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Michelle P
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Youngstown, Ohio
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1 May 2017
“More Devonian fossils to collect and bring home than you can imagine!”
26 Jan 2017
“Kids loved it!”
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4050 North Street, Blasdell, NY
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+1 716-627-4560
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

The walk down to the expansive fossil pits with one of the site's guides gives you a nice history and sets the scene from 380 million years ago when Penn Dixie was a tropical reef. The collecting areas are huge and easy to access. Good...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

I have 3 boys and they loved this. They thought it was super cool to dig for fossils. You can bring your own tools or rent ones.

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I've been to Penn-Dixie several times, and can't wait to go back! The 57-acre site is about 40 minutes south of Buffalo, in Hamburg, NY, and is a fantastic place to find all sorts of Devonian-era fossils - great for fossil enthusiasts, families, and kids...More

2  Thank ESMiller
Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you like to get your hands dirty, pack a picnic lunch, snacks, and refreshments and take the family to this open space quarry situated south of Buffalo along the coast of Lake Erie. Parking is free. There are port-a-potties just inside the entrance. You...More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

What fun! My husband & I are in our 50's & love doing this! Love they have a porta potty so no worries. Bring your sunscreen. If you don't have 'gear' which is basic, you can rent it here.

1  Thank sherry w
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Took my Great Grand kids--ages 6 and 7-- to this site to search for authentic fossils in what was a pre-historic ocean bottom, millions of years ago. Everyone had a good time and we found many fossils, which we were allowed to take home with...More

2  Thank John L
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I purchased a Groupon for the Penn Dixie and we decided to use it this past Sunday. When we arrived, I really wasnt sure that it was going to be worth it, certainly didn't look like much, BUT WOW... Our "guide" who showed us what...More

1  Thank JARB98
Reviewed 28 June 2016

at first look, doesn't look like much. But, as soon as you look down, its a treasure trove discovered! Even the littlest ones will have success finding REAL fossils that are millions and millions of years old, how cool is that?

1  Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went for Scout Days. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. The bottle rocket making & launching was great. We enjoyed seeing the sun spots through the telescope they had their. We also had fun searching for fossils. The staff was...More

Thank ManateeCathy
Reviewed 8 August 2015

My son was invited for a birthday party last year and really enjoyed it. We were finally able to make it back as a family outing. All the boys loved it from 18 months to 7 years of age. The adults did too. Although you...More

Thank jy3
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