Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center
Looking for a unique experience? Stroll through acres of native Iowa prairie, discover & collect ancient sea life from the quarry are and visit the company that unearthed these treasures.
The Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve is located 1 mile west of Rockford on County Road B47.
- Collect your own Devonian fossils
- Hike trails through native prairies and fossil quarry.
- Observe the historic beehive kilns used by the Rockford Brick & Tile Co.
- Visitor Cetner contains compelling exhibits that intrepre the unique features of the Park
- No Admission fee.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve is open from sunrise to sunset.
The Fossil & Prairie Center is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 1 - 4 p.m. Open weekends in May, September & October from 1-4 p.m.