Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center houses one of the most important paleo-archeological discoveries in North America. After the last Ice Age, hundreds of Bison antiquus (an extinct form of the modern bison) died here. People have wondered about the origin of this bonebed since its discovery in 1954. Archeologist continue to research the exact nature of past events and the role that ancient Paleo-indian people may have played in them. yet, the central question remains, "How did hundreds of Bison antiquus end up in such a small area in northwest Nebraska?"
to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health concerns. The visitor center will
remain closed until further notice.
Visitor can enjoy the one-third
mile interpretive trail by pond. The interpretive signs along the way explain
the site's discovery and related scientific research. The three-mile (one-way)
Bison Trail connects Hudson-Meng to Toadstool Geologic Park.
For updates, call Pine Ridge Ranger