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

    Agate Fossil Beds

    National Monument Nebraska

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Fees & Reservations

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument does not charge an entrance fee.

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Because it does not charge an entrance fee, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument does not sell the national parks and federal recreational lands passes listed below. They are, however, available for purchase at national parks and monuments around the country that do charge entrance fees. More information about the various passes, including what ones are available, what federal agencies accept them, and who the passes are available to, can be found on the National Park Service's main passes webpage.

Available passes include the

  • Annual Pass
  • Senior Pass
  • Access Pass
  • Volunteer Pass

Did You Know?

The narrow Niobrara River at Agate Fossil Beds, with the yellow flag (iris) in bloom.

The Niobrara River flows through Agate Fossil Beds. Except for 50-60 miles in Wyoming, this river is exclusively in Nebraska. The river seems quite small to visitors, who are surprised to find out that the Niobrara National Scenic River downstream near Valentine is broad and popular with canoers. More...