Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

It is easy to imagine a time when indigenous people collected flint to make tools when you visit Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument near Fritch, Texas. Discover more about the Antelope Creek people as you study the petroglyphs they left behind in the dolomite rock. Start your visit at the Alibates Visitor Center to watch the documentary about the area before heading out on a ranger-guided tour of the flint quarry. Then, explore the mesquite trail and the Alibates Gardens on your own. The Texas Panhandle offers many other outstanding places to explore, fun things to do and great places to shop and dine. 

Where to Stay

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Traveling in an RV is a fun way to explore the Texas Panhandle. You can prepare your meals and enjoy the freedom to stop when you want. If you do not have an RV, rent one that is the perfect size for your group from RVshare. 

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Join a park ranger for a tour of the flint quarry where indigenous people got flint for their tools for more than 13,000 years. Stroll through the Alibates rock garden to learn more about xeriscaping and plants that thrive in rocky areas. Enjoy a picnic under the desert willow trees. Visit the monarch butterfly feeding station during migration season, which usually occurs from September to November annually. 

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How To Get To Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is on Cas Johnson Road near Fritch, Texas. It is easy to get there if you are traveling on Interstate 40. Take the Lakeside exit. Head north on Texas 136. In about 30 miles, turn west on Cas Johnson Road. When you get to the Y in about 3 miles, veer to the right. The monument will be on your right in about 2 miles. 

Address

Cas Johnson Road Fritch, Texas 79036

Fee: Entry fee $0

Fee: Activity fee Includes ranger-led quarry tour

Congress created Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument adjacent to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area in 1965 to help people learn about the Antelope people. Twice daily, rangers lead a quarry tour to the site where the Antelope people got flint to make their tools. The quarry is only accessible on these tours. You will also want to follow the short mesquite trail and see the xeriscape garden. There are many opportunities for fishing, swimming and other outdoor opportunities at Lake Meredith National Recreational Area and in the surrounding region. Amarillo, Texas, is only 35 miles to the south, and you can find many things to do there, including visiting science and RV museums. Take advantage of your time in the Texas Panhandle by bringing your RV. You can also easily rent one that is the right size to accommodate your group.