Scotts Bluff

Nebraska like you’ve never seen it…

Towering monuments of sandstone mark the spot. Scotts Bluff National Monument and Chimney Rock let you know you’re on the original road west, just like they did for the pioneers on the Oregon, Mormon and California Trails. You can still see the ruts from their wagon wheels carved the prairie. When you’re not playing golf, fishing or hiking, that is.

Although the Oregon Trail stretches 2,000 miles many believe the most natural beauty can be found right here in Western Nebraska. The western region of Nebraska is where the Oregon Trails famous landmarks were evident. A 155-mile journey along the Oregon Trail will take you past Ash Hollow, Courthouse and Jail rocks, Chimney Rock and the Scotts Bluff National Monument.

While planning your trip take time to hike and explore the Wildcat Hills, harvest potatoes and sugar beets during the Legacy of the Plains Harvest Festival, and visit Robidoux Trading Post while reliving the days the Plains Indians brought furs for trade. Cool off at the Riverside Discovery Center splash pad, or Lake Minatare; home to one of seven inland lighthouses in the United States. Finish the day with a stroll through the West Nebraska Arts Center for visual arts featuring a variety of artists or experience the performing arts at the historic Midwest Theater.

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