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Quarry A ridge with prairie grass and lupine in the foreground
Needle and thread grass, Platte Lupine, and yucca on the slope below and west of the Quarry A ridge.

NPS Photo / Fred MacVaugh.


The prairies of the Nebraska Panhandle can be surprisingly picturesque.Our two trails are open dawn to dusk, so be sure to come early or stay late to capture our amazing golden hour colors!

While the monument is closed at night, check out our park calendar for the next NIght Sky Program and try your hand at landscape astrophotography. Our sky quality darkness numbers rival even the most famous "dark sky parks!"

NPS Photography Galleries

Explore the pictures taken by our staff and visiting volunteer photographers on our NPGallery albums.


Documentaries, Events and Videography

Check out some of the special events and video projects created by Agate Fossil Beds staff:

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2 minutes, 29 seconds

"It's so quiet here," so many visitors tell us. Really? Sure, it may not be "noisy," but there's many sounds to hear on the prairie and in a National Park site, if you stop to really listen. On this #WorldListeningDay, take a moment to absorb the sounds of the grasslands, the riparian ecosystem of the Upper Niobrara, and compare it to the sounds of our Visitor Center on a normal weekend morning.

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6 minutes

Ranger Alvis Mar of Agate Fossil Beds describes his experiences working for -- and visiting -- the National Park Service as an Asian American.

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1 minute, 41 seconds

Join Ranger Jeremy Hoyt, U.S. Navy, as he leads our visitors and rangers in a moment of silence, reading of "In Flanders Fields" and raising of the U.S. Flag to full staff at noon on Memorial Day 2021.

Last updated: August 27, 2021

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