Hudson-Meng Research and Education Center

1811 Meng Dr
Crawford, NE 69339
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?"

Note: Due 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 District 308-432-0300.

Facility Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic Areas
  • Restrooms
  • Tours Available
  • Guides Available
  • Nature Trails
Group Amenities
  • Group Friendly
  • Group Rates Available
Parking Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking Lot on Site
General Amenities
  • Family Friendly
  • ADA Compliant
  • Senior: $4.50
  • Adult: $5.00
  • Children (5-12 years old): $3.00
  • toddlers (4 and under): $0.00
  • Educational group: $2.00
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