Fossils and Much, Much More During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux already knew - bones preserved in one of the most complete Miocene mammal sites in the world. Yet, this place called "Agate" is a landscape that reflects many players

Our family enjoyed this trail. Paved, with some seating areas along the way that provide some shade. That was nice considering there are no trees on this portion of the plains and the day we did this hike it was 105 degrees. The fossil hill is very interesting to see. Never crowded, and the views of the rolling plains are beautiful. Away from the trail, make sure you go into the visitors center to view the Vault of Native American artifacts that were handed down to people who settled the land. It's an incredible collection

Well taken care of trail, many birds and small lizards. Watch for rattle snakes!! As you get to the hill areas look for fosils on the ground and in the mounds.

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7 months ago

Not too strenuous and offers some fossilized beaver tunnels encased in glass. The trail climbs a bit of a ridge and gives a nice view of the surrounding area. It can be hot in summer; be prepared with water!

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9 months ago

I found it more interesting than the main trail. actual on-site fossils encased on site. Simple gravel walk.

Return visit when enroute to another location. Even more impressed than last time. excellent visitor center. and trails.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Very easy walk. Paved all the way up with a couple shaded rest stops along the way. The view is awesome looking out over the valley from the first dig site. There are markers along the trail identifying several of the different plants you'll see.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

pleasant hike. Interesting history. worth the admission fee.

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