Best Place to Travel Back in Time

Ice Age fossils at Tule Springs National Monument

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Located where Decatur Boulevard runs past Shadow Ridge High School and into the Clark County Shooting Complex, this place is easy to miss. But a little extra effort is worth it, as this stretch of the newly designated Tule Springs National Monument is chock-full of Ice Age fossils. The barren wash and gullies opened up during the early 1960s Big Dig, and while the space isn’t particularly beautiful in the middle of a summer afternoon, it turns an orange shade of magic at dawn. Pay a visit tomorrow, and you may even run across a woolly mammoth tooth. Pay a visit down the road, and you may find a visitors center and designated walking paths.

 

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