The Mystery Behind This Nebraska Burial Site Has Baffled Scientists For Decades
There are more mysteries out there in Nebraska than you might expect. In those vast expanses of prairies, grasslands, sand hills, and rocks lie some of the region’s most fascinating fossils. The world’s largest mammoth fossil was unearthed here years ago, and the Ashfall Fossil Bed site is an active excavation that you can watch unfold before your eyes. However, Ashfall isn’t the only active site Nebraska has to offer.
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This video gives a great idea of what it’s like to visit this unique attraction.
The Hudson-Meng Bison Bonebed site is open from Memorial Day through October 1st each year. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.50 for seniors (ages 60 and up), and $3.00 for kids (ages 5-12). Kids 4 and under are admitted for free. Or you can buy an annual family pass for $25 and visit the site all you want in the summer! Find contact information here.
You can read more about the history and future of the research at the site right here.
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.
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