Royal, Nebraska: Ashfall Fossil Beds

Volcano ash preserved hundreds of prehistoric skeletons. Try to guess what they belonged to as they're dug out in the Rhino Barn. "A cave bear! No --a giant beaver!"

Ashfall State Historical Park

Ashfall Rd, Royal, NE
Ashfall State Historical Park. Two miles west and seven miles north of town.
Summer M-Sa 9 am - 5 pm, Su 11 am - 5 pm, fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$5 per adult, $3 per child 6 and older, under 6 free, park entrance fee $4
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Ashfall Fossil Beds

A volcano eruption from Idaho spread ash all the way to Eastern NE and the ash perfectly preserved hundreds of prehistoric skeletons. In the Rhino Barn, visitors can see complete skeletons as they are discovered.

[Bridget, 09/15/2009]

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