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

    Agate Fossil Beds

    National Monument Nebraska

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Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 04/19/2014, 04/20/2014, 04/21/2014, 04/22/2014, 04/23/2014, 04/24/2014, 04/25/2014, 04/26/2014, 04/27/2014

    Location: Agate Fossil Beds visitor center and trails. | Map Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Front desk rangers Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 308-668-2211 or 308-436-9760

National Park Week is celebrated from April 19, 2014 through April 27, 2014 and the fees at all parks are being waived April 19 and 20.  Agate Fossil Beds is a free park.  During National Park Week, Volunteer day is April 19, Earth Day is April 22 and Junior Ranger Day is April 26. The theme for National Park Week is "National Park Week: Go Wild!"

Wild Miocene age mammals were found here in the late 1800's and excavated in the early 1900's.

Almost 5 miles of hiking trails at Agate Fossil Beds let you explore the wild prairie.

Kids of all ages can become Junior Rangers.

National Parks take care of some of the coolest wild places on earth.

Agate Fossil Beds Visitor Center has displays about the fossils and excavations that went on here in the early 1900's and the James H. Cook collection American Indian artifacts.  There is a 12 minute movie and two hiking trails for your enjoyment.

Visit your favorite National Park or find one that you haven't visited yet.  GO WILD!