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Toadstool Geological Park & Campground

AND Hudsen-Meng Education & Research center

(While in the area learn about, Pine Ridge Habitat)

Crawford, NE; Dawes County

Toadstool Geologic Park is noted for its unusual geological formations, some in the shape of toadstools, and scientifically valuable fossil deposits. The eroded clay/sandstone formations make up a stark, otherworldly landscape unlike any other in Nebraska. If you look closely, you’ll find fossils preserving the presence of the region’s inhabitants some 30 million years ago! Located on the beautiful Oglala National Grassland in northwestern Nebraska, the Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center houses one of the most important paleo archeological discoveries in North America. Visitors can tour the bonebed enclosure and discover the mysterious past of the Bison antiquus (extinct bison) that died here.







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