World Fossil Finders Museum's own Frank Garcia, Resident Paleontologist, conducts day and week

digs on the Heritage Ranch. Much of the ranch is composed of beautiful White River Formation of the

badlands that is rich in fossils. Since fossils begin to deteriorate within a few years of being exposed to

the air, there is the constant quest to find and preserve fossils before nature turns them to sand. We

invite you to come experience the unique beauty of the White River Formation in Nebraska and make

life long memories with friends and family. The White River Formation has one of the most extensive

and well preserved fossils in the world.

Our experienced guide's will show you what to look for, how to excavate fossils if you find any and

how to cast or prepare it. We will supply the needed tools and supplies for collecting. With some

restrictions, we will generally allow you to keep the fossils that you find. Restrictions include: skulls,

or significant pieces of: Titanothere, Saber Cats, and fossils that are deemed rare will be put in our


Digs are limited to groups of 5 so sign up now.

Sign up is easy. First choose the days or week of the dig you would like to join. Then, email us at to receive your application, release, and waiver forms. Each form should be

filled out in its entirety and sent to us via email with payment through paypal or square.


Forms and checks can also be sent to us by mail at:

Attn: Amanda Felizardo

World Fossil Finder Museum

719 Jensen Hwy

Hot Springs, SD 57735


Take home mammal fossils, petrified wood, colorful rocks and precious memories from a day at the

Heritage Ranch

Prices of Digs include: Lodging, Guide Fee, and Meals

Price per person

4 days - $1665

3 days - $1255

2 days - $725

1 day - $375 (overnight stay not included in price)

7:00 am Breakfast

8:00 am Leave for field

4:30 pm Return to camp

6:00 pm Dinner

Meals: Breakfast will be served at the Heritage Ranch and sack lunches will be provided

for the day. Dinner will be provided for all attendees each evening. We provide all the

food and utensils necessary. Meals are prepared by our staff, but you may be asked to

help with some of the clean- up. Vegetarian preferences and food allergies can be

accommodated with advance notice