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Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. How to get by car to the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. How to book a room and its price in the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

 

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

In south-central Idaho, in Hagerman

 

Here are the world s richest known deposits from the late Pliocene era, roughly 3.5 million years ago. The collection includes the largest concentration of fossil horses in North America and more than 100 other animal species. The monument provides a glimpse of life that existed before the Ice Age and the earliest appearance of modern flora and fauna. The site was authorized in 1988.

 

WHAT TO SEE & DO

Auto touring, hiking. Facilities: Temporary visitor center, self-guided driving tour, trails. Bookstore, overlooks. Programs & Events: Junior Ranger Program. Tours (Memorial Day-Aug., weekends). Hagerman Fossil Days Celebration (Memorial Day weekend). Tips & Hints: Best time to visit is June-Sept. Go in Dec. to see migratory waterfowl.

 

FOOD, LODGING & SUPPLIES

Camping: None in park. In Hagerman: Hagerman RV Village (18049 U.S. 30, tel. 208/837-4906; 68 sites; $20; flush toilets, showers, hook-ups). E3 Hotels: None in park. In Hagerman: Hagerman Valley Inn (661 Frogs Landing, tel. 208/837-6196; 16 rooms; $46). X Restaurants: None in park. In Hagerman: Snake River Grill (State St. and Hagerman Ave., tel. 208/837-6227; $7-$25). 6 Groceries & Gear: None in park. In Hagerman: Fossil Fuels (361 S. State St., tel. 208/ 837-4025), Trader Jacks (441 S. State St., tel. 208/837-6044).

 

FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS

Free. Many areas closed to public. Monument open daily. Visitor center open Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily 9-5; Labor Day-Memorial Day, Thurs.-Mon. 9-5.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Visitor center is in Hagerman, on U.S. 30 across from the high school. Closest airport: Twin Falls (45 mi).

 

CONTACTS

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument (221 N. State St., Box 570, Hagerman, ID 83332, tel. 208/837-4793, fax 208/837-4857, ). Hagerman Valley Chamber of Commerce (Box 599 Hagerman, ID 83332, tel. 208/837-9131). Hagerman Valley Historical Society (100 S. State St., Hagerman, ID 83332, tel. 208/837-6288).

 

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