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Visiting Penn Dixie in Hamburg, NY

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While on the website, one day, my friend found Penn Dixie, NY.

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My son LOVES collecting rocks and finding fossils. Penn Dixie was a former cement quarry in where visitors can collect and keep Devonian Period fossils including trilobites.

They provide you with a sample fossil sheet. You can bring your own digging equipment. I suggest a bucket, shovel and perhaps gardening rakes. 

 This place brings together beginning rock hounds and experienced paleontologists alike. 

Some of the great fossils you could be lucky enough to find:

Brachiopods – symmetrically shelled filter feeders 

Bryozoans – moss animals 

Cephalopods – predatory marine molluscs 

Corals – colonial and solitary filter feeders 

Crinoids – sea lilies 

Crustaceans – arthropods such as lobsters and crabs 

Gastropods – snails 

Ostrocods – tiny crustaceans 

Other echinoderms – related to sea stars 

Pelecypods – clams Trilobites – extinct marine arthropods 

Conodonts – extinct eel-like vertebrates 

Fish – primitive 

Paleozoic fish 

Petrified wood – extinct plants from the 

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  1. Unknown
    August 29, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Groupon is very awesome! I have been using them for years and for so many things, trips, products etc you name it! You and you family look like you had a great time!

  2. Danasia Fantastic
    August 29, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Never thought of Groupon as the source for new trips, but you definitely sold me on it! From the pictures, it seemed like a great outing for those who are adventures and love discovering things.

  3. Taylor Mead
    August 30, 2017 / 3:44 am

    This is such a fun trip to take! And it certainly looks like you learned a lot! Love the photos!

    xo, Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

  4. Unknown
    August 30, 2017 / 4:17 am

    This is seems like a fun and educational trip.


  5. David Elliott
    August 30, 2017 / 9:09 am

    I know that I would have loved this and my daughter would have loved this as well. There are so many different rocks and I love to collect them and know where they came from.

  6. Amrita
    August 30, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    I would love to go fossil hunting. This is do exciting .The stories they can tell us. Lived this.

  7. Kimberly C
    August 30, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Wow, this sounds like a very exciting and adventurous outing for the whole family. Love stuff like this. It sounds educational while also fun.

  8. Deepa
    August 30, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    THis is so exciting and a great place to take kids. SOmething different and educational too.

  9. CourtneyLynne
    September 4, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Groupon is the best! Especially when traveling! You can find some killer deals on attractions.