Located on the banks of the Niobrara River, Agate Fossil Beds and the surrounding prairie are an important source of 19.2 million year-old Miocene epoch mammal fossils. Once part of Captain James H. Cook's Agate Springs Ranch it,also, became a gathering p
This unique formation--the most noted on the Oregon Trail--has come to symbolize the greatest voluntary migration in the history of mankind.
The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant events in the westward expansion of the United States. By granting 160 acres of free land to claimants, it allowed nearly any man or woman a chance to live the American dream.
Most of the 3700 mile trail follows the Missouri and Columbia Rivers. Much has changed in 200 years but trail portions remain intact. Lewis and Clark traveled over a three-year period through lands that later became 11 states. It begins at Hartford, IL an
America's longest river, the "Big Muddy" is steeped in stories about American Indians, Lewis and Clark, fur traders, and steamboat captains. Missouri NRR also offers such activities as boating, fishing, canoeing, camping, birdwatching, and touring of hist
The Scenic River preserves a superb example of a Great Plains river and protects a unique ecological crossroads where six distinct ecosystems and their associated flora and fauna mix. Many locally-owned ranches are found along the river retaining the vall
This site preserves the memory of the historic Oregon, California and Mormon Trails.