A Jaw Dropping Place In Nebraska, Toadstool Geologic Park Is Like Stepping Onto Another Planet
Tucked away in far northwestern Nebraska, within the borders of the Oglala National Grassland, lies a place so enchanting and surprising that you might wonder if you’re still in Nebraska…or even if you’re still on Earth. Toadstool Geologic Park in Nebraska looks like the setting of a sci-fi movie – a post-apocalyptic landscape, perhaps, or the surface of a distant planet.
This video from NET Nebraska is a wonderful exploration of the unique landscape and its history.
It’s hard not to simply stand and stare in awe of the prehistoric landscape. Toadstool happens to be on the Fossil Freeway and contains perfectly preserved tracks of long-extinct creatures. There is something special about standing in this place, knowing that ancient animals once walked the same path.
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Toadstool Geologic Park In Nebraska
Which hidden gems in Nebraska should I visit?
Whether you’re a lifelong resident of Nebraska, just passing through, or staying here for a vacation, you’ll quickly discover there are quite a few hidden gems that dot the state. To explore an enchanting Nebraska hidden gem, make your way to the town of Brownville. The tiny town boasts a ton to do, from exploring museums to checking out historic homes. If you’re a fan of licorice, you just might think you’ve found paradise at Licorice International in Lincoln. You’ll find dozens of flavors of licorice and licorice from around the world, including Australia. If you love the outdoors, plan a trip to Soldier Creek Wilderness Area in Chadron.
What places in Nebraska should I see before I die?
We have no shortage of unique places in Nebraska, many that are worthy of a spot on your bucket list. Krengel Windmill Factory Museum definitely deserves a spot on the list. The fun museum features displays of the tools and machinery used to make windmills at the beginning of the 20th century. Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Ellworth spans more than 45,000 acres. Spend a day bird-watching, hunting or fishing, or just enjoying the day by wildlife watching. Heron Haven in Omaha, Johnson Lake State Recreation Area near Elwood, and Rock Creek Station Historical Park in Fairbury are all unique places in Nebraska that are worth a visit.
What are the most unique things to do in Nebraska?
If you’re looking for those must-see places in Nebraska, look no further. Instead, gas up your car for a leisurely drive along the Western Trails Scenic Byway, which will allow you to see some of what the pioneers saw long ago along the Oregon Trail. Definitely bring your camera along when you visit Toadstool Geologic Park near Harrison. The otherworldly destination may make you feel as though you’ve journeyed out of the galaxy. Don’t forget to make time to visit Happy Jack Peak Chalk Mine, too.