A Trip To This Fossil Park In Nebraska Is An Adventure Like No Other
By Delana Lefevers|Published May 11, 2019
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
If you’re a natural history buff or just someone who enjoys a unique adventure, there’s a fossil park in Nebraska that will knock your socks off. You can walk in the footsteps of ancient animals and see interesting information about how they lived and died. It’s a terrifically engaging place that everyone should visit at least once.
Address: 86930 517th Ave, Royal, NE 68773. The park is located 4 miles east and 6 miles north of Orchard, NE; 2 miles west and 6 miles north of Royal, NE; or 7 miles west and 3 miles south of the junction of Hwy 14 & 59.
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park is open May 1 through early October each year, but hours vary by date. Check out the current year’s operating schedule right here. A Nebraska parks permit is required to enter the grounds, as well as an additional entrance fee of $7 for everyone age 3 and older.
There’s another ancient burial site on the other side of the state that features a very different type of animal…and an intriguing mystery. Read all about it right here.
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