Scottsbluff, Nebraska and Nearby Area Attractions

Scottsbluff Area Attractions

scotts bluff national monument

Scottsbluff National Monument – It’s a short 7-mile drive from your campsite to this historic site on the Old Oregon Trail. The monument offers a museum, hiking trails, and amazing views from the top—a must-see destination for all Scottsbluff visitors

legacy of the plains museum

Legacy of the Plains Museum – Located a short distance from Scottsbluff National Monument, the museum features collections of pioneer artifacts, antique tractors, and a fantastic view of the monument.


Riverside Discovery Center – This 22-acre center is home to the only AZA Accredited Zoo in Western Nebraska. Riverside Discovery Center is family-oriented, featuring a playground, dino dig, and a petting zoo.


Western Nebraska Arts Center – The arts center, housed in a historic building, is only one block from downtown Scottsbluff. The gallery features local artists’ work, as well as international artists and unique displays.


Chimney Rock National Historic Site and Visitors Center – Chimney Rock is the most noted landmark along the Oregon and Mormon Trails. The Visitor Center and Museum is open year-round and contains artifacts from the overland migration. Chimney Rock is about a 30-minute drive south of the campground.


Wildcat Hills Recreation Area – If getting away from crowds and into nature sounds good, you’ll enjoy a day exploring the trails in the Wildcat Hills Recreation Area. Less than 30 minutes south of the campground, the area features interactive displays, bird watching, and over three miles of trails through the pine forest.


Lake Minatare State Recreation Area – Located in nearby Minatare, this 2,180-acre lake is only 14 miles east of your campsite. The area features sandy beaches, picnic areas, beautiful views, and great fishing.

Alliance Area Attractions


Carhenge and Dobby’s Frontier Town – May we suggest a day trip to see a one-of-a-kind replica of England’s Stonehenge? After taking in this unique sculpture, head to Dobby’s Frontier Town to experience life in this small frontier town in the Nebraska Sandhills.

Fort Laramie, WY


Fort Laramie National Historic Site – If you are looking for a day trip to nearby Wyoming, Fort Laramie is only 50 miles northwest of the campground, just off Hwy 26. Founded in 1834, Fort Laramie was an important outpost on the historic Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. The fort includes 22 original restored structures.