Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, Royal

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#3 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Nebraska
Must see · Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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Ashfall Fossil Beds is a national natural landmark with complete skeletons left in place for viewing. The research center and active dig site allows visitors to watch as paleontologists unearth barrel-bodied rhinos and other animals entombed by ash from a supervolcanic eruption 12 million years ago. There is no other place like it in the world.
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  • Have visited here twice. Significant new finds are now visible and the dig site is sheltered from weather so that the visitor can linger longer. Wonderful museum and great poster explanations. 
    Have visited here twice. Significant new finds are now visible and the dig site is sheltered from weather so that the visitor can linger longer. Wonderful museum and great poster explanations.  more »
  • This was just amazing to see . Knowing that these animals died right where they still are today and so many of them are full skeletons. Normally if you go to a museum you might see a few bones from....  more
    This was just amazing to see . Knowing that these animals died right where they still are today and so many of them are full skeletons. Normally if you go to a museum you might see a few bones from....  more »
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  • Terrific location to understand our piece of the planet before humans arrived. Hippos in North America? Camels? Take the kids & a camera. You won't be disappointed.
  • Really cool place

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