• The Agate Fossil Hills where mammal fossils were excavated in the early 1900's

    Agate Fossil Beds

    National Monument Nebraska

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Ranger helping students in classroom.

Agate Fossil Beds rangers are ready to take programs to classrooms in the area. Subjects available are:

Paleo Kits with ranger instruction and Powerpoint

Miocene Mammals found at Agate Fossil Beds

Winter Counts

Uses of the Buffalo and other natural items by the American Indians

Call the front desk to schedule a ranger for your classroom, 308-665-2211 or 308-436-9760.

Did You Know?

Picture of the Agate Springs Ranch taken in 1898.

The name, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, came from the name of James Cook’s Agate Springs Ranch. Travelers to the ranch would say that they were going to Agate. The agate in the area is of a moss agate type, but is not a reason why the park was established. More...