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Combine with Oregon Trail ruts a few miles away

When taken in combination with the ruts, just a couple of minutes away, and signs and markers... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
599tomf
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Fort Atkinson
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A long escarpment of rock containing thousands of names, many more recent than the pioneers, but... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Julie P
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

When taken in combination with the ruts, just a couple of minutes away, and signs and markers throughout the area, the collection gives a complete picture of the Oregon Trail and its privations. Very easy to find, easy walking, free.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 599tomf
Reviewed October 1, 2018

A long escarpment of rock containing thousands of names, many more recent than the pioneers, but there are a few old names that jump out. The oldest ones are fenced in together with 3 pioneer graves. What is particularly unusual is that this rock face...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie P
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Unfortunately many people have left graffiti on quite a bit of the cliffs. You really have to search to see the ones inscribed by the pioneers.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cofcor
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

At first we were deeply disappointed with this site. Most of the wall nearest the parking is covered in graffiti & markings that have nothing to do with the trails west. Follow the path & eventually you will come to a place protected by a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We didn't want to add our names or initials, seems disrespectful now. We did see some from 1879. Pretty amazing to think of how many travelers stopped here along the Platte to rest and restock before tackling the bluff and sandstone ruts just to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

An item I heard about in 5th grade history class. Never thought I would be this old till I would actually get to see it. Really makes history come to life for me. Even found a name with my grandfather’s ( mother’s father) last name....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Marlin M
Reviewed August 13, 2018

an important landmark during the westward expansion....lots of those who were a part of it inscribed their names and the year they passed through the area...unfortunately there's also some modern ones mixed in before they put a fence to protect it from further additional vandalism...like...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joe A
Reviewed August 6, 2018

When visiting, walk down the path to the fenced area to see real historical names. Some of the graffiti by the parking area just leaves you with a sense of loss - seriously the marking of the trail wagon boss from the 1800s would be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gwen M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great stop. Ample parking right next to the cliff. It was very cool to see all the names inscribed into the rock. Although it was hard to find the names from the 1800’s because so many present day people carved their names. Shame. The history...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RoadTripMomma13
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Walk past the modern graffiti near the parking lot. Walk down the path to see original 1850s historic names behind a chain link fence. Look above to see nesting barn swallows.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jbwhitehouse
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