Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Harrison

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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is a U.S. National Monument near Harrison, Nebraska. The main features of the monument are a valley of the Niobrara River and the fossils found on Carnegie Hill and University Hill.

The area largely consists of grass-covered plains. Plants on the site include prairie sandreed, blue grama, little bluestem and needle and thread grass, and the wildflowers lupin, spiderwort, western wallflower and sunflowers.

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  • I found the Visitor Center to be highly informative and in many ways the highlight of the visit which is unusual for me. The walks are fine for the exercise and views but without stopping in the VC... 
    I found the Visitor Center to be highly informative and in many ways the highlight of the visit which is unusual for me. The walks are fine for the exercise and views but without stopping in the VC...  more »
  • We drove on highway 29 from Scotts Bluff to the Agate park. Roadside sign indicated no service station or internet for next 40 some miles. Make sure you have enough gas to make your journey there and....  more
    We drove on highway 29 from Scotts Bluff to the Agate park. Roadside sign indicated no service station or internet for next 40 some miles. Make sure you have enough gas to make your journey there and....  more »

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