Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Harrison

#7 of 40 in Nature in Nebraska
National Park · Historic Site
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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  • Agate Fossil Beds is not a dinosaur fossil site but one of the few sites in the world where early mammal fossils, from the Cenozoic Era 65 million years ago, are found in abundance. The site offers.....  more »
  • Nice scenery and a pleasant drive through formations. A nice place to hike if it is not too windy, or hot.  more »

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