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 a 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: $8.00 for ages 3 and up. Valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit also required. Park Entry Permits available at:
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