Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Address:301 River Rd
Harrison, NE 69346

Phone:308-668-2211
Fax:308-668-2318
Web: www.nps.gov/agfo/
Size: 3,055 acres.
Established: Authorized on June 5, 1965.
Location:On the Niobrara River, 22 miles from Harrison, in northwestern Nebraska.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center, museum/exhibit, self-guided trails. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, ranger-led walks.
Special Features:Park was originally part of Captain James Cook's Agate Springs Ranch. The renowned quarries contain numerous, well preserved Miocene mammal fossils and represent an important chapter in the evolution of mammals. The park's museum collection also includes more than 500 Plains Indian artifacts from the Cook Collection.

See other parks in Nebraska.