Historic Attractions

Hike or drive up the historic Scotts Bluff National Monument.  Take a short drive east on the Oregon Trail to Chimney Rock for an amazing photo opportunity.  Or who can help but enjoy the famous “Car Henge” in Alliance, less than an hour away.  There is much to see in beautiful western Nebraska!

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    • Scottsbluff National Monument  (about 6 miles south of the campground, on the Oregon Trail (Old Highway 92))
      • Scotts Bluff, Sentinel Rock, Eagle Rock, and Saddle Rock were signposts for travelers on the Mormon Trail, Oregon Trail, etc)

  • Legacy of the Plains Museum  (less than a mile east of Scottsbluff National Monument)

  • Riverside Discovery Center (the Zoo, which is about 5 miles from the campground)

  • Robidoux Pass and Trading Post (south of Gering)

  • West Nebraska Arts Center (in Scottsbluff)

  • Lake Minatare State Recreation Area

  

  • Chimney Rock  (about 20 miles east of Scottsbluff National Monument on Highway 92)

  • Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area (about 9 miles south of Gering on Highway 71)

  • Lake Guernsey (about 65 miles west of the campground)

  • Fort Laramie (about 50 miles west of the campground)

  • Car Henge (about 45 minutes from Scottsbluff, near Alliance, NE)

  • Dobby’s Frontier Town (Alliance, NE)

  • Oregon Trail Days is an annual event and will take place during your visit.

   http://www.oregontraildays.com/

  • It’s a nice day trip to Hot Springs, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota (about 3.5 hours north of the campground).

   

  • Another nice day trip to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado (about 3.5 hours south of the campground).

Click on a link below to list some of our must-see attractions:

Scottsbluff
Gering
Mitchell
Morrill
Bayard
Bridgeport
Alliance

Please also see:

Nebraska Travels
National Register of Historic Places
listings in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska