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Mazon Creek Fossil Tour

Dates: Now - Aug. 19, 2018
Times: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Category: Nature
Location: Morris, IL, 754 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Phone: 815-220-1848
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Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds.

The adventure begins with a hayride to the original site of the discoveries along the Mazon Creek as it was in the mid-1800s and the opportunity to collect the unique concretions such as ferns and horsetails. Bring a bucket, rock hammer, shoes to wear in the creek, and casual clothing. Everyone will have specimens to take home to remember the day. Afterwards, more fun is to be had with cocktails and al fresco dining to celebrate your finds.


What's Nearby:
Uptown Grill
Hegeler Carus Mansion
La Quinta Inn and Suites- Peru
Mix's Trading Post & Utica Electric Bike Rentals
Applebee's Bait Shop
Catlin Park

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