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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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Labor Day Weekend Outing with my Daughter.

Having heard about all the new improvements and recent additions to Rock Creek Station since I had been there in the 80's we decided to spend the afternoon at the State Park and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
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Hickman
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Having heard about all the new improvements and recent additions to Rock Creek Station since I had been there in the 80's we decided to spend the afternoon at the State Park and share some of the local history with my daughter. I was pleasantly surprised to find so many improvements and additions to the facility and historical buildings. The... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Second stop on out central plains states road trip. This is actually a state park so there is a small daily fee and a fee for the museum (which IS worth visiting). This site is along the Oregon Trail - you can see the ruts - and was a pony express station. A short walk from the center gets you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Our family absolutely loved going to Rock Creek Station. We camped there for the weekend and it was a beautiful setting. Gorgeous established trees, paved roads, dump station and great hiking trails. The visitor center and ranches are full of history and interesting facts about Wild Bill and the famous shootout. The staff was great and it was a fun... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This place is off the beaten path & a bit tricky to find. We arrived at 4:00 & were the last visitors of the day. $5 gets you a state park vehicle pass & for $2 each you see a 10 minute movie on the history of Rock Creek Station and a visit to the museum. Well worth the cost.... More 

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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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