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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, NE

National Park Service

Overview

During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux already knew - bones preserved in one of the most complete Miocene mammal sites in the world. Yet, this place called "Agate" is a landscape that reflects many players ¿ from early animals roaming the valleys and hills, to tribal nations calling the High Plains home, to explorers passing through or settling in the American West.

Recreational Activities:

  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

301 River Road
Harrison,NE,69346
Email: agfo_ranger_activities@nps.gov

Directions:

Access to region by automobile is possible via Interstates 80, 90 and 25, and various state highways and county roads. Visitors traveling east-west on U.S. Highway 26, turn North on State Highway 29 at Mitchell, Nebraska. The park is 34 miles from Mitchell. Turn east on River Road (paved) and follow the National Park Service signs for three miles. Visitors traveling on U.S. Highway 20, turn South on State Highway 29 at Harrison, Nebraska. The park is 22 miles from Harrison. Turn east on River Road (paved) and follow the National Park Service signs for three miles. http://www.nps.gov/anac/planyourvisit/directions.htm

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