86461 520 Ave.
Royal, NE 68773
Has access to Nebraska’s only coldwater trout stream, Verdigris Creek. The 2,000-acre area is mainly rolling grassland and mixed trees. The Trout Rearing Station boasts more than 200,000 fish yearly and is adjacent to the wildlife area.
Two miles north of Royal, NE | 402-893-5468
Open in May before Memorial Day weekend, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, it is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. after Labor Day to the second weekend in October, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Excavation in the Rhino Barn is ongoing and can be observed by the public. Park entry permit required.
Two miles west and six miles north of town | Royal, NE | (402) 893-2000