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Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

86930 517th Ave, Royal, NE 68773-5052
+1 402-893-2000
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We stopped at Ashfall Fossil Beds on our way to Mount Rushmore, via the scenic Nebraska route... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CastilloNE1974
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Seeing the fossils and bones from the Yellowstone Volcano is so amazing. Watching the actual... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janice S
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Cullman
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This archeological site, revealing prehistoric fossils, is a subdivision of the University of Nebraska State Museum
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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86930 517th Ave, Royal, NE 68773-5052
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+1 402-893-2000
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"rhino barn"
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"hour drive"
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"large building"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped at Ashfall Fossil Beds on our way to Mount Rushmore, via the scenic Nebraska route. Although not really close to much, it is a beautiful drive and the dig site is located on a scenic piece of land. To be honest, we were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing the fossils and bones from the Yellowstone Volcano is so amazing. Watching the actual students from University of Nebraska dig and see just in front of you is one of the most amazing things you can see. Students also gave us background on what...More

Thank Janice S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as an interim stop, along the way to the Badlands. This was very interesting! It’s not an elaborate museum, but worthwhile to see all of the fossils. There were a couple of University of Nebraska undergraduates there, gently exploring a section of...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is an amazing site with fully articulated skeleton that died at a watering hole as a result of a prehistoric volcano erupting in "Idaho" that dumped feet of ash. The Rhino Barn was the highlight where excavations were occurring but fossil skeletons left in...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Cool place to go and visit. Staff was great and was very willing to answer questions and share. Maybe a better place for kids but probably more for kids that are elementary age. Though my daughter just enjoyed walking around and looking at the pictures...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Keeps getting better and better the more I go. I don’t remember having to pay $7 a person when I went 7 years ago but things change. Kids liked it so it was worth it.

Thank Machine1983
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Our 10 and 12 year old grandsons had lots of fun--and really leraned and benefited from our visit to Ashfall. Staff were helpful and displays informative. The Rhino Barn with the engaging interns doing palentology brought home many aspects from care and patience required to...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit to Ashfall Fossil Beds and we enjoyed it very much. The progress they have made since we last visited is exceptional, there were new discoveries for us to enjoy. Folks are quite nice and open to questions. A family friendly...More

Thank LLL160
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I visited Ashfall with my boyfriend in the fall. We learned a lot about the history of Nebraska's wildlife, and the scenery is incredible. Great stop for a road trip!

Thank obohn73
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Fascinating active dig site in the beautiful hills of Northern Nebraska. Helpful staff. Worth your drive.

Thank Stephanie E
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