"Sleep in a fossil bed” (ha! get it?) boasts the sign outside the casual Fossil Motel and RV Park. Yes, you can actually dig for real fossils in Fossil, out behind the high school. Proud of their paleo heritage, there are mentions and puns aplenty throughout the town about dinosaurs and even wooly mammoths but I seriously doubt they’ve ever dug up anything that big.
Stock up at the fantastic general store and while there, admire the cute old cash register, typewriter collection, and display case of Fossil watches (which come from Texas, not Fossil).