Fossil is a great little town. It’s got that off-the-beaten track, locals-only, undiscovered territory kind of charm. And since it’s so hush-hush, we currently don’t have any stories or activities for this little gem. We can tell you about towns nearby, but as for Fossil, we’re counting on you to go exploring and report back.

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Nearby Condon

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Nearby Mitchell

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Nearby Arlington

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