Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

86930 517 Ave
Royal, NE 68773
The Great Plains were blanketed with a fall of volcanic ash nearly 12 million years ago. This unique park contains the fossil skeletons of animals that died at a watering hole following that massive volcanic eruption. The fossil bed is in the process of being excavated. Fossil skeletons are left in place for public viewing. The Rhino Barn protects the excavation area. Declared a National Natural Landmark. Visitor center, exhibits and trails. Open seasonally. Operating hours: Please visit Admission: $7.50 for ages 3 and up. Valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit also required. Advance tickets purchase by online reservation required! Tickets and Park Entry Permits available at:
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