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Fossil Hunters Discovery in the Badlands
Fossil Hunters Discovery in the Badlands

THE NEBRASKA BADLANDS are a rugged, unforgiving and sometimes dangerous place. Stagecoach bandits, fugitive gunmen and desperate natives often found the terrain – if not inviting – at least a conveniently foreboding sanctuary when needed. From time immemorial, lives have ended here, wit

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Good Times in the Badlands
Good Times in the Badlands

Our Heritage Guest Ranch is a rock of the Badlands. Homesteaded by Swedish immigrants Andrew and Johanna Rosenburg in 1887, the ranch provided food and lodging to railroad crews toiling in the area all the live-long day. At night they returned for rest, a hearty meal and to have equipment repaire

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Trailside Museum of Natural History
Trailside Museum of Natural History

   The Trailside Museum of Natural History explores the area’s geology and natural history. Don’t miss the “Clash of the Mammoths.” A pair of bull mammoths locked tusks more than 10,000 years ago and died together. Their skeletons lie in display at the museum

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The Fossil Freeway
The Fossil Freeway

Visit the Fossil Freeway   WESTERN NEBRASKA is blessed with some of the great trails in American history, but only one of these routes takes you back millions of years. The roadblocks in these time travels are saber-toothed cats, king-sized cousins of the rhino, prehistoric pig

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Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center
Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center

What killed the bison?  Research it here. Highway 2 leads north to Oglala National Grassland, home of pronghorn, turkey, mule deer and burrowing owls. Toadstool Geologic Park is a strange landscape within the grassland. Sediment layers deposited by ancient volcanoes have eroded at different r

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Toadstool Geologic Park
Toadstool Geologic Park

  Strangest landscape in the Oglala National Grassland! Highway 2 leads north to Oglala National Grassland, home of pronghorn, turkey, mule deer and burrowing owls. Toadstool Geologic Park is a strange landscape within the grassland. Sediment layers deposited by ancient volcan

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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

See one of the Plains Richest Fossil Sites in Mitchell   Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is home to an important collection of Native American artifacts. Visitors can walk among the fossils of ancient animals, and can see the artifacts of 31 Native American tribes with ties to t

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Wildcat Hills
Wildcat Hills
Hike, Ski and Look for Bison

Rugged Natural Country Near Gering The Wildcat Hills, pine-covered bluffs that rise abruptly from the plains, are some of Nebraska’s most ruggedly beautiful country. Eight miles south of Gering on Highway 71, Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center offers more than four mi

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Scotts Bluff National Monument
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Enjoy the Majestic Wildcat Hills

Photo by Steve & Bobbi Olson Scotts Bluff National Monument is Actually in Gering Historians know little about Hiram Scott, and legends abound about the fur trapper who died in 1828 near the bluff that came to bear his name. And though Scotts Bluff National Monument is in Scotts Bluff County

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