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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

301 River Rd, Harrison, NE 69346-2734
+1 308-436-9760
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A great stop on our Oregon Train journey vacation

This place was a great stop and we loved the trails too, a bit hot that day in the 90's as we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Holly N
Afternoon visit

Very nice museum. Easy grade paved concrete trail up to the hills. Nice wetlands bridge and tons... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johnny J
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Agate, a national park, is an internationally recognized fossil site.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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301 River Rd, Harrison, NE 69346-2734
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+1 308-436-9760
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was a great stop and we loved the trails too, a bit hot that day in the 90's as we walked but we brought plenty of water and had a fantastic time. The kids loved the pioneer house they had a bit off...More

Thank Holly N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum. Easy grade paved concrete trail up to the hills. Nice wetlands bridge and tons of wildflowers to observe. Yes there are rattlesnakes as signs indicate, we heard/saw one coming back down. Museum is well done and staff friendly and helpful. Very interesting...More

Thank Johnny J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place wasn't on my radar for a place to visit until someone from Scott's Bluff National Monument suggested it as a stop on our way to the Black Hills. I'm glad we took the suggestion! Agate Fossil Beds are remote - no gas or...More

Thank MsBiker
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Let me first start off by saying that the rangers at this NPS site are two of the most helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly we have ever met. Ranger AJ and Ranger Emmanuel are exceptional and tremendous assets to the National Park Service. Top notch! The...More

Thank beth070303
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Agate Fossil Beds is an area with historical value. The visitor's center is located at the entrance to the walkway. There is a walking tour to see the beds; there are exhibits of fossils and Native American artifacts as well. The monument is off the...More

1  Thank nightingale1972
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Way off the beaten path, but quite the suprise. Well run and presented unit of the NPS, has a paleo and native american artifact collection well worth the visit.

Thank Anthony M
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped here with friends on a road trip in an attempt to visit as many states and National Park sites as we could. This site did not disappoint! The ranger and his wife who volunteered there were the sweetest, most helpful people and they were...More

1  Thank Nicole C
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We stopped off at the fossil beds on a journey north and were surprisingly impressed. There is a short walk from car park to the fossils which affords panoramic views across the plains. The notice boards are informative and so you get an understanding about...More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

For no more than is offered there, this location is out in the middle of nowhere with nothing in sight. You can see the buttes where the fossils were located off in the distance.

Thank gawildcats
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

First off the fossils excavated here and the story behind it is so interesting. In the 1800's, the original rancher Cook found what he thought was something but not sure what it actually was. Later he called some experts. They were astonished at what they...More

Thank MrsPickle
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jacobc977
5 April 2017|
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Response from RangerAJ | Property representative |
Depends on the weather. I would carve out at least an hour for our museum. Add another hour or so, and hike our beautiful Fossil Hills Trail. Make sure the kids ask about our Jr Ranger Activity Book!
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