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Chimney Rock National Historic Site

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Chimney Rock Road, Bayard, NE
+1 308-586-2581
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Interesting information in the museum about the history of moving across America

Quick little stop in a circle through the South West Nebraska sites. Enjoyed the scenery immensely... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
Hey this looks just ,johnson were did ya go

Nice informative museum to learn a naturally created wonder,lots to read and a great view,worth the... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2017
daniel f
Red Bay, Canada
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Chimney Rock Road, Bayard, NE
+1 308-586-2581
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Quick little stop in a circle through the South West Nebraska sites. Enjoyed the scenery immensely. Would've enjoyed walking up to the base of the chimney rock if It hadn't started storming. Would love to go back at some point and get a closer look....More

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Reviewed May 7, 2017

Nice informative museum to learn a naturally created wonder,lots to read and a great view,worth the low fee to see,a must to visit if ever close,cheers

5  Thank daniel f
Reviewed April 12, 2017

I thought it would be bigger! That's what... I think you need an appreciation for history and what the landmark met for settlers moving along the Oregon Trail to fully enjoy this site or it is just another rock formation. A good stop if you...More

2  Thank jacob_riedle
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

I'd rate this higher if there was the possibility of hiking to this amazing rock formation. The museum is interesting, and only a few dollars, but again for me the rock formation was the draw. I arrived to find out that it's on private land...More

4  Thank Deanne A
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Dismal and dreary day, but on our trip the panhandle; Chimney Rock is always on our list. It is a state landmark and I like see this part of the state even in dreary weather. The fog added a dimension that I have never seen...More

1  Thank Philip S
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

I mean...it's a rock in the middle of nowhere with a semi-interesting history. The visitor center was pleasant and provided a good viewing area. The historian said there is a county road to get closer but really the outlook from the back of the center...More

1  Thank Katy C
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Nebraska Historical Society museum here will tell you as much as you care to know about this historic landmark which has been guiding indigenous people, fur trappers, pioneers, and settlers for centuries. Also, check out the scores of artwork around the museum by visitors...More

1  Thank Jay M
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Chimney Rock was completely out of the way and added a little bit more driving to our day, but it was worth the detour. Chimney Rock is one of the quintessential landmarks of the American West. The name describes the rock structure perfectly. A giant...More

Thank Lenore R
Reviewed November 22, 2016

There is much more history around Chimney Rock than the other beautiful rock formations in the area. I personally liked Courthouse & Jail rocks and Scottsbluff more. But still definitely worth a visit. You can't get that close to it.

2  Thank Jan R
Reviewed November 19, 2016

We stopped at Chimney Rock National Historic Site on our way out to visit my brother in Estes Park, CO. Well, the reality is that we drove to the area specifically to see it- it's not exactly on the way. We had driven up to...More

3  Thank DonnieOshkosh
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July 9, 2017|
Response from Philip S | Reviewed this property |
The visitor's center may have access to one, but I would contact them through their website. It has an email address at bottom of page to the director. The visitor center is usually open year round except major holidays.
Michelle G
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
if you are arriving after the centre has closed, do not turn into the parking lot. Continue on the road and just past the entrance to the visitor centre s a perfect spot to stop and take photos. Please, just remember to... More
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion is one hour min. Yes, the visitor centre is your first stop for the movie, the indoor exhibits and then stepping outside to take in the magnificent view. What most responses did not mention is the drive up... More