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Rock Creek Station State Historical Park

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Address: 57426 710 Road, Fairbury, NE 68352
Phone Number: 402-729-5777
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Off the beaten path

Can't say enough about this place. Wonderful historic significance, great camping, great hiking, well maintained. The road forks left middle or right, left goes to hiking and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Fairbury, Nebraska
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Fairbury, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Can't say enough about this place. Wonderful historic significance, great camping, great hiking, well maintained. The road forks left middle or right, left goes to hiking and historic areas, middle goes to a great building with historic information to tour and right goes to a wonderful camping spot for RVs or primitive with great playground and bathrooms/showers. Definitely a gem.

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Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Beautiful center with accounts about Rock Creek as a road ranch, Pony Express station and the site of the Hickok-McCanles affair. Bring a picnic lunch and take time to explore the grounds.

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Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Oregon trail wagon ruts, pony express stop, restored buildings, maps and stories from that period, wild west stuff like shootings - it's all here along with lot's of trails and a campground. We visited on a recent early March Sunday when the weather was in the 60's (yay!) and had the place to ourselves. Spent a few hours and really... More 

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Dorchester, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We have been to this park a number of times in the past and are always puzzled that there are not more folks enjoying this lovely historical area. Maybe because it's kind of out in the middle of nowhere, but it is definitely worth a visit. Amazing to stand on the Oregon Trail and see the ruts where nothing grows... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great for Oregon Trail and Pony Express "buffs". Small but authentic museum in the visitors center. Must have NE State Park Pass or pay a day use fee, camp sites are also available for an additional charge. It's about a quarter mile walk on dirt path to see the restored buildings. Worth the effort and for the physically challenged the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Lots of walking room here, which I liked. Terrific information about the Oregon Trail. Definitely worth the visit. The "ranger" wasn't all too helpful/knowledgeable, but there are plenty of brochures and books available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park is located just SE of Fairbury, Nebraska right on the Oregon Trail. Visitors can still see the ruts carved in the landscape by the many wagons that passed through. The ranches and outbuildings have been rebuilt to look just as they did in the 1850s. There is a beautiful visitors center with many artifacts... More 

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Trenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The park is built around the Rock Creek Station of the Pony Express. This is where Wild Bill Hickok got the name "Wild Bill." It also has a long (about 1/4 mile) strip of old ruts from the old Oregon Trail wagons. There were many open buildings filled with things to view. For some reason, the visitor center was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Knowledgable park rangers and beautiful well-maintained park and buildings make this worth getting off the beaten path.

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Fairbury, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

History abounds at Rock Creek Station. a wonderful spring or summer weekend has been spent taking my kids to Rock Creek to see prairie life reinactments and walking the same ground that Wild Bill Hickock once walked

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Address: 57426 710 Road, Fairbury, NE 68352
Phone Number: 402-729-5777
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Fairbury

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