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

    Agate Fossil Beds

    National Monument Nebraska

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Map of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
 
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is located in Sioux County in the northwest corner of Nebraska. The Wyoming border is 17 miles to the west, and the South Dakota border 42 miles to the north. The county's only town, its county seat, is Harrison, population 251. The 2,000-square mile county itself has a population of only 1,500 people. Much of the area's land is used for ranching and has a carrying capacity of at least 25 acres for each cow-calf pair.

Did You Know?

Red Cloud

The Hollywood film "Ghost Town" was renamed in its Italian version "Red Cloud's War Cry" -- Il Grido di Guerra di Nuvola Rossa. One of Red Cloud’s shirts is on display at the Agate Fossil Beds Visitor Center. More...