Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Harrison

#7 of 40 in Nature in Nebraska
National Park · Historic Site
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is a U.S. National Monument near Harrison, Nebraska. The main features of the monument are a valley of the Niobrara River and the fossils found on Carnegie Hill and University Hill.

The area largely consists of grass-covered plains. Plants on the site include prairie sandreed, blue grama, little bluestem and needle and thread grass, and the wildflowers lupin, spiderwort, western wallflower and sunflowers.

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  • There are fossils to be seen here. There are hikes to do. In the visitors center there is a great display of local history during the late 1800s & early 1900s. The native American exhibit is...  more »
  • Since we were in Nebraska, we thought it would be great to see mammal fossils, since there are no dinosaur bones/digs out in this end of the state. It's a long drive through a whole lot of nothing...  more »
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