Explore a fossiliferous Pliocene-aged site!

Did you know horses evolved in North America?  The Hagerman Horse, Equus simplicidens, was the first true horse but its bones most closely resembled Grevy’s zebra bones.

Hagerman is home to over two hundred different species of fossil plants and animals: including sabertooth cat, mastodon, bear, camel, ground sloth, and many other species.  Over 3,000 new fossil fragments are found each year.


Hagerman Fossil Beds Visitor Center

Looking for Fossils? Visit our Visitor Center.

Located on Route 30 in Hagerman, ID across from high school, the Visitor Center has real fossils, informational DVD, a discovery corner, and programs.

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Kids enjoying a nature walk.

Every Fourth Grade Kid in a Park!

If you are a fourth grader, or age equivalent free-choice learner, you and your family can receive an Every Kid in a Park pass.

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Open-air display of the fossilized remains of an ancient elephant-like animal.

Sibiloi National Park is our Sister Park

Open-air display of the fossilized remains of an ancient elephant-like creature.

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The Hagerman Horse is ready to help celebrate 100 years of being part of the NPS.

Our Fossils Like Facebook!

We're live on Facebook! Like us on Facebook, ask us questions, or find out the latest events and activities.

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Tools of the Trade Ranger Program

What's Happening?

Many interesting experiences await you here. Our rangers deliver walks, talks, and conduct activities. Check our schedule and join us for some fun!

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A cloud inversion hovers around the valley.

What's the weather like?

Hagerman valley is generally sunny, dry, and clear year round. Winters are mild with occasional winter storms, but summers are extremely hot and dry.

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Earn your Junior Ranger badge today.

Become a Junior Ranger

Enjoy learning new things? Interested in the National Parks? Then become an elite NPS Junior Ranger! Join us today! Ask how you can become a ranger.

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