Nebraska Is Home To Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, An Underrated Ancient Wonder

One of Nebraska’s most fascinating but underrated attractions is located in western Nebraska down a long stretch of rural roads. The drive is calming and quite lovely, and when you get to your destination you’ll be glad you took the time to visit.

Ed. note: as of the time of publication (June 2020), the visitor center is closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. See the National Park Service link below to keep up on closures and other news.

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Whether you’re a fan of fossils, Native American artifacts, hiking, or gazing at the high plains mixed-grass prairie, you’re sure to love this underrated destination. If you’d like to learn more, visit the National Park Service page for Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

While you’re in the general area, be sure to visit another western Nebraska wonder, Toadstool Geologic Park.

Address: 301 River Rd, Harrison, NE 69346, USA