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Visit the park then read the book

The Ashfall Fossil Park is a little out of your way as you trek through Nebraska but the stop is... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Duluth, Minnesota
Long drive from Omaha, but well worth it!!

The fossils are lovely! There is SO many in one place it's extraordinary! I went during high school... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Jolene D
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This archeological site, revealing prehistoric fossils, is a subdivision of the University of Nebraska State Museum
86930 517th Ave, Royal, NE 68773-5052
+1 402-893-2000
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The Ashfall Fossil Park is a little out of your way as you trek through Nebraska but the stop is definitely one that should be on your list. The park is located in the rolling hills of northeast NE so a scenic drive when compared...More

Thank MnNanook
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The fossils are lovely! There is SO many in one place it's extraordinary! I went during high school in 2013 with classmates and surely want to return sometime soon with family or friends!

1  Thank Jolene D
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I planned to visit this site after viewing the eclipse and wasn't disappointed. In fact, this totally eclipsed the eclipse... Reading the reviews, the park has definitely improved over the years and may have worked out most if not all of the limitations. One thing...More

3  Thank fleabane2
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Ashfall Fossil Beds are a Nebraska State Park and designated as a national natural landmark. Visiting Ashfall is an opportunity to learn about and see animals most of never thought would have been here. The dig is located in a building and is actively...More

Thank BobUpNorth
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I am on my second generation of taking kids to Ashfall Park. The scenery is really pretty, the museum is VERY informative and it is interactive for kids of all ages. Including my 28 year old son who had his picture taken while riding the...More

1  Thank Alicia E
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Plenty of signs on the farming roads to help you find this location. Was very interesting to see the fossil beds. People working in the rhino barn were very friendly and informative. Took lots of questions as they worked. The staff in the visitor center...More

Thank Kmpenate
Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you want to see geology come to life, this is a good place to go. The visitor center was interesting and informative. There were two people looking for tiny fossils, who were available to answer questions. The large building was breathtaking! Interns spend the...More

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The interns really make this location a gem. The visitors center is informative but is fairly small and therefore was crowded. There are numerous microscopes to look at fossils and dirt of the different ages but again this is hard if people are breathing down...More

Thank MarkDr777
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I am not really into the prehistoric times, however, with this being in Nebraska I decided to go through it. If like myself you are not into prehistoric times it is worth seeing at least once. For those who like this time period this place...More

Thank Randy O
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I read about this place from " a short history about everything" (great book, 2 thumbs up) The story of prehistorical animals suffer from volcano ash lung slow death is intriguing. It is a fairly recent discovery. As we drive to yellowstone from michgan, this...More

Thank Kevin F
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Response from Seahawkfan12 | Reviewed this property |
When I arrived at the facility I thought it would take less than an hour, but I enjoyed it so much that I spent closer to 2.5 hours there. I would encourage visitors to engage with staff to ask questions and listen to their... More