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.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park and many more Royal attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Royal trip generator.
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KmpenateJuly 22, 2017
Plenty of signs on the farming roads to help you find this location. Was very interesting to see the fossil beds. People working in the rhino barn were very friendly and informative. Took lots of ques... more »
Donna RJuly 11, 2017
If you want to see geology come to life, this is a good place to go. The visitor center was interesting and informative. There were two people looking for tiny fossils, who were available to answer qu... more »
MarkDr777July 8, 2017
The interns really make this location a gem. The visitors center is informative but is fairly small and therefore was crowded. There are numerous microscopes to look at fossils and dirt of the differe... more »
Alex HoweJuly 8, 2017
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.
Amy StreckfussJune 15, 2017
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.
Christopher WhiteJuly 1, 2017
Amazing fossil site! Well worth the drive into the middle of nowhere.
Alex BeatyJune 27, 2017
Love this spot!! A must visit place - especially if you love science, fossils, and history!!
Mark CarterJune 24, 2017
Very fasinating fossils and sceenery along the drive to get to it was nearly breath taking
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