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Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

TX 136 South and Cas Johnson Rd, Fritch, TX
+1 806-857-3151
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Outstanding Side Trip

Stopped here on our way to Colorado and couldn’t have been happier about it. Great staff and solid... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fungi6
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Richmond, Texas
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Should be Everyone's Destination

The small Visitor Center is excellent and well worth an hour to see the 11-minute movie, the short... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
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TX 136 South and Cas Johnson Rd, Fritch, TX
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+1 806-857-3151
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Colorado and couldn’t have been happier about it. Great staff and solid history lesson. We watched Ranger Jimmy Green make a spear point as he explained how it was done. I’ve listened to many Ranger Talks, this was among...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The small Visitor Center is excellent and well worth an hour to see the 11-minute movie, the short video about flint knapping, and the very good displays. There is a Junior Ranger program where participants can earn badges for both Alibates and Lake Meredith. Today...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We arrived without a reservation for the intereptive hike but were pleasantly surprised to learn we could participate. The volunteer docent was very knowledgable of the flint queries and the history of the people who mined them. The walk was very pleasant but the sunny,...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Small but informative visitor center. The flint knapper does wonderful demonstrations and was talkative and helpful. I drove through the area, but found little to see outside the visitor center. Yet, it was a lovely afternoon visit. I fit it in with a stop at...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

For a grandmother and eight year old grandson, this was a great experience! I was worried a two hour hike would be a little too long, and it was about 30 min too long to hold his attention. However, he talked the rest of the...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

If you're interested in learning about flint making & native peoples who lived in the Texas Panhandle for the past 12,000 years ago, visit this national monument. Alibates (dolomite) flint is red, gray, purple & white & only found in this area. It was revered...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This certainly seemed like an interesting park, but ranger led tours are only 10 AM and 1PM and your explorations are limited to the tours. On Sunday (?everyday) there is only a single ranger working, so the visitor center is closed when he is leading...More

1  Thank Live_to_travel56
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised in visiting this park they offered a ranger guided tour.It was an approximate 2 mile hike to the quarry site & the ranger was full of knowledge & insight aboutbthe history.

1  Thank Norm BEAR L
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We took the two hour guided tour of the Alibates quarries and were delighted with the experience. Ranger Carl B. was knowledgeable, sensitive to our hiking abilities, and had a great sense of adventure and fun. The visitors center is small but informative. We also...More

1  Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in the Amarillo area, please make time to visit Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. The flint from this area is unique and was highly valued by pre-Colombian cultures all over North American. There are Ranger guided tours to the quarry sites. Check...More

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