Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Fritch Texas
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Prized For More Than 13,000 Years
13,000 years ago this site was already well-known by mammoth hunters as a place to get the best stone for their tools. Centuries passed but the colorful flint found right here in the Texas panhandle never lost its value and usefulness. Visit and gain a sense of how integral this site was to the survival, commerce and culture of the High Plains. Alibates Flint was the rock that shaped – and was shaped by – cultures in the Texas Panhandle for 13,000 years.
Visit the Alibates Quarries, dug by Native Americans who were in search of the valuable Alibates Flint.
The Alibates Visitor Center is the starting point for ranger-led hikes and programs, and offers exhibits, gardens and the park movie.
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P.O. Box 1460
Fritch, TX 79036
(806) 857-6680MORE INFO