• View of the Monument across the Snake River

    Hagerman Fossil Beds

    National Monument Idaho

Plan Your Visit

Hagerman Fossil Beds NM Visitor Center

Visitor Center for Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

NPS Photo

When visiting Hagerman Fossil Beds NM we recommend you stop at the Visitor Center to begin your visit. There you get the latest information, see an introductory DVD, view fossils up close, and obtain helpful information about the amenities available in the area.

View of the Hagerman Horse
A mounted skeleton of the world famous Hagerman Horse, Equus simplicidens, is located in the Vistor Center for visitors to view.
An NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Horse fossil removed during the 1929 excavation of the Fossil Beds.

The Smithsonian began excavating the Fossil Beds in 1929. J.W. Gidley conducted the first excavation. Altogether they conducted 4 major excavations of the area.