Plan Your Visit

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument was created in 1988 to preserve one of the richest Pliocene fossil sites in the world. Today, it remains an important site for paleontological research, as well as a fascinating window to the ancient world.

Visitors can find fossils on display at the visitor center in the town of Hagerman. Due to the fragility of fossil resources and the inaccessible location of the beds, there are no fossil excavation sites open to visitors.

A fossil horse stands in a room filled with posters and display cases.

Things to Do

Experience fossil exhibits, scenic overlooks, and more.

Wooden platform overlooking the Snake River near sunset.


Resources for visitors with disabilities.

A boxy, wood-paneled visitor center sits atop a grassy slope.

Thousand Springs Visitor Center

Now open: the new home of Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and Thousand Springs State Park!

Photo of the Hagerman Fossil Beds entrance sign next to the road.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our most-asked questions about visiting Hagerman Fossil Beds

Last updated: May 2, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 570
Hagerman , ID 83332


208 933-4105

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