Fossil Butte places 5th in USA Today 10Best contest

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Fossil Butte National Monument earned 5th place for Wyoming’s 10 best attractions in a USA Today Readers’ Choice contest. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Fossil Butte National Monument earned a No. 5 spot on the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice list for best Wyoming attractions.

Fossil Butte beat out Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, The Occidental Hotel and Devils Tower National Monument on the list.

An expert panel and 10Best editors nominated the intial 20 attractions, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Fossil Butte is a popular summer destination for tourists and locals who want to learn about Kemmerer’s fossil history and explore Wyoming’s wide open spaces.