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Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

86930 517th Ave, Royal, NE 68773-5052
+1 402-893-2000
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Something for All Ages

Our 10 and 12 year old grandsons had lots of fun--and really leraned and benefited from our visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
Wonderful

This is our second visit to Ashfall Fossil Beds and we enjoyed it very much. The progress they have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LLL160
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Columbus, Wisconsin
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This archeological site, revealing prehistoric fossils, is a subdivision of the University of Nebraska State Museum
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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86930 517th Ave, Royal, NE 68773-5052
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+1 402-893-2000
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"rhino barn"
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"educational displays"
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"prehistoric animals"
in 4 reviews
"visitor center"
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"educational experience"
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"hour drive"
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"ask questions"
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"large building"
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"rolling hills"
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"university of nebraska"
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"gift shop"
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"all ages"
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"great stop"
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"on display"
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"active dig site"
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"super volcano"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 10 and 12 year old grandsons had lots of fun--and really leraned and benefited from our visit to Ashfall. Staff were helpful and displays informative. The Rhino Barn with the engaging interns doing palentology brought home many aspects from care and patience required to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to Ashfall Fossil Beds and we enjoyed it very much. The progress they have made since we last visited is exceptional, there were new discoveries for us to enjoy. Folks are quite nice and open to questions. A family friendly...More

Thank LLL160
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

I visited Ashfall with my boyfriend in the fall. We learned a lot about the history of Nebraska's wildlife, and the scenery is incredible. Great stop for a road trip!

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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating active dig site in the beautiful hills of Northern Nebraska. Helpful staff. Worth your drive.

Thank Stephanie E
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

This was an eye opener. The site is not there for either research or finding fossils. It is there to show people how the search and retrieval of fossils occur. The young man at the site one the day we were there had finished his...More

Thank alphawolfie
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

This amazing historical site is a must visit for history buffs. These fossil beds are being dug by UNL department Interims. Each summer they are uncovering new fossils in the section that is currently being excavated. The past sections hold so many clues to our...More

1  Thank Herman16
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

We visited this attraction during our yearly state trip (Nebraska/Iowa combo this year) and were very disappointed. It is about a 3 hour drive from Omaha, but for us was not worth the time. It costs $7/person to get in and $6/per car. The gift...More

Thank boardinprincesa
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

The Ashfall Fossil Park is a little out of your way as you trek through Nebraska but the stop is definitely one that should be on your list. The park is located in the rolling hills of northeast NE so a scenic drive when compared...More

Thank MnNanook
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

The fossils are lovely! There is SO many in one place it's extraordinary! I went during high school in 2013 with classmates and surely want to return sometime soon with family or friends!

1  Thank Jolene D
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

I planned to visit this site after viewing the eclipse and wasn't disappointed. In fact, this totally eclipsed the eclipse... Reading the reviews, the park has definitely improved over the years and may have worked out most if not all of the limitations. One thing...More

3  Thank fleabane2
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