The Waco Mammoth National Monument is a paleontological site and museum where the fossils of 24 Columbian mammoths and other mammals from the Pleistocene epoch (more commonly called the Ice Age) have been uncovered.
After years of effort by the city of Waco, Baylor University, the Waco Mammoth Foundation and Waco residents, President Obama signed an executive order designating the Waco Mammoth National Monument on July 10, 2015.
It is the 408th unit of the National Park Service and 16th unit in Texas.
In a dig shelter on the 5-acre site, visitors can see in situ (still in their original position within the bone bed) sub-fossil remains of six Columbian mammoths and a few other Ice Age animals. Crews also uncovered the remains of a Western camel, dwarf antelope, alligator, giant tortoise and the tooth of a juvenile saber-toothed cat.
ADDRESS: 6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive
nps.gov/waco (National Parks Service)