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Scotts Bluff National Monument

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Address: Old Oregon Trail Rd, Gering, NE 69341
Phone Number:
+1 308-436-9700
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great Views! Drives, Excelent Walk!

nice paved trails that lead to the edge for beautiful pictures. the Drive up has the only 3 tunnels in NE which were nice, a great treat for kids of all ages! my wife says the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice paved trails that lead to the edge for beautiful pictures. the Drive up has the only 3 tunnels in NE which were nice, a great treat for kids of all ages! my wife says the bluff almost looks like ruins for a stadium. Great History and Geological treasure!

Thank Darren D
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place! Great hike to top of monument. Museum is nice and everything is very well maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Those who lament driving along I-80 through Nebraska now have no reason to complain. Exit the interstate and take the Lincoln highway following the historic trials. From Chimney and Courthouse rock to the mother of them all near Gering, the sites will surprise, amaze, and inspire you and your kids on road trips across our great nation. Follow in the... More 

2 Thank Jay M
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Do not wander off-trail here. There are snakes everywhere, including poisonous rattlers. There are signs warning you, and they're no joke. The drive to the top is interesting, and the viewpoints at the top are pretty good. You can see Chimney Rock in the distance.

2 Thank Ann F
Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We immediately recognized Scott's Bluff as we approached due to its height, size and dominance over the North Platte River. Scotts Bluff National Monument, located in western Nebraska, towers 800 feet above the North Platte River. The monument is composed of five rock formations named Dome Rock, Saddle Rock, Eagle Rock, Crown Rock, and Sentinel Rock. Scotts Bluff made a... More 

2 Thank Lenore R
Colbert, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

This is well worth your stop. There is a museum and you can walk to where the wagon trains traveled. It was a little awe inspiring to think that we were standing where thousands of pioneers had once stood. We drove to the top of the bluff and the view was breath taking.

2 Thank Jeanette B
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

One of the community "gem's." Be sure to visit the museum. For those 62 and older, the National Park's Golden Age pass allows free admission. To walk up the road, you need to be down by 7 am. It is a 30 minute hike and 30 minutes down, if you keep a good pace! (about 4 miles total.)

3 Thank vickibegley
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Vis Center is a must-visit and see the short movie. Nice assortment of books re: Pioneers, Oregon Trail, Sioux Indians. Hike or drive to vistas. $5 a car!

1 Thank caroline m
Grand Forks, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We were here 14 years ago and did the hike up to the top which is fantastic. However, this time the middle of the path has been destroyed and not fixed at this time so we didn't bother with either the upper or lower sections. It's a short drive to the top and there are amazing views. Interesting stories, good... More 

1 Thank AnnePaulAllan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stopped by here on our way home from a Yellowstone/Tetons trip. It is a good place to spend an hour or so. They have a nice visitor center with some interesting displays. We walked the trail at the bottom of the bluff, but we were not able to find the wagon tracks the ranger spoke of. There is also... More 

1 Thank Shawn O

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