Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument Image Gallery

Directions

If traveling east or west on U.S. Highway 20 go 22 miles south of Harrison, NE on State Hwy 29 then 3 miles east on River Road (paved) If traveling east or west on U.S. Highway 26 go 34 miles north of Mitchell, NE on State Hwy 29 then 3 miles east on River Road (paved). Also accessible from State Hwy 71, 25 miles on unpaved River Road.

Phone

(308) 665-4113

Activities

HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING

Campground Reservations

Nebraska Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Nebraska Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Agate Fossil Beds National Monument Official Website | Agate Fossil Beds National Monument Map

During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux already knew”bones preserved in one of the world’s most significant Miocene Epoch mammal sites. Yet, this place called “Agate” is a landscape that reflects many influences”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.