Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center

Fossil & Prairie Center

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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 Center contains compelling exhibits that intrepret the unique features of the Park
  • Canoe access to the Winnebago River.
  • 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.