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Gray Fossil Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Countrydragon
N 36° 23.210 W 082° 29.930
17S E 365571 N 4027898
Quick Description: The Gray Fossil site was discovered during road construction in Washington County in May, 2000. The construction stopped immediately upon the surprise discovery and the next few months were spent in deciding what to do with the treasure of fossil
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 3/8/2009 11:21:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM5ZPQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member mr.volkswagen
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Long Description:
In September 2002, East Tennessee State University received a federal grant, from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, totaling $8 million dollars for a 33,000 square-foot visitor's center at the Gray Fossil Site. The museum does not intrude into the dig site but houses displays of fossils recovered nearby, a preparation lab, an education center, and a workshop for display construction and assembly of the fossils. There is also an observation platform on the rear of the museum which overlooks the fossil dig site. It is possible from this location to see the general 'lay of the land' and see how the earth behind the museum has become a small knoll--gradually building up soil deposits over time to cover the once collapsed sinkhole.

The museum allows free self-guided tours of the permanent interactive exhibits. Guided tours of all the exhibits and the fossil dig site will be provided at a charge of $5 per adult, $4 for individuals 65 and over, and $3 for children from 5-12 years of age. Group rates are also available. The new facility/museum will be open daily from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Guided tours end at 4:30 p.m.
Location:
P.O. Box 9221
Gray , TN USA
37615


Web Address or URL: [Web Link]

Type of Dinosaur: rhino, alligators, mammals of all types, and t-rex once in awhile

Visit Instructions:
Have someone take your picture with your GPS in front of the Dinosaur.

If your by yourself try to get yourself if you can. If not take a picture of your GPS and the Dinosaur.
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