Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, Royal

#8 of 17 in Historic Sites in Nebraska
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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  • This was an eye opener. The site is not there for either research or finding fossils. It is there to show people how the search and retrieval of fossils occur. The young man at the site one the day we...  more »
  • This amazing historical site is a must visit for history buffs. These fossil beds are being dug by UNL department Interims. Each summer they are uncovering new fossils in the section that is currently...  more »
  • We visited this attraction during our yearly state trip (Nebraska/Iowa combo this year) and were very disappointed. It is about a 3 hour drive from Omaha, but for us was not worth the time. It costs $...  more »
  • Awesome place to take children as they have sandboxes for the kids to dig for "fossils" as well as pieces that can be touched. Great place to learn about the types of animals that lived here before humans were around.
  • We learned a lot in a short time while there. It was really fun watching the actual digging that was going on. We were allowed to take our dog everywhere except the main gift shop building.
  • Amazing fossil site! Well worth the drive into the middle of nowhere.
  • Love this spot!! A must visit place - especially if you love science, fossils, and history!!
  • Very fasinating fossils and sceenery along the drive to get to it was nearly breath taking

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