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Scotts Bluff National Monument

190276 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, Nebraska 69341 USA

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Opens Thu 8a
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“A landmark for many peoples”

Towering 800 feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has served as a landmark for peoples from Native Americans to emigrants on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails to modern travelers. Rich with geological and paleontological history as well as human history, there is much to discover while exploring the 3,000 acres of Scotts Bluff National Monument.

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Reviewed by
Beckyhenn1

  • 10 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 18, 2020
Rated 5.0

It’s pretty dramatic. You can even drive to the top to see the view. And there’s a hike up thru a cave that looked exciting.

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Reviewed by
dmrolsen

  • 9 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0

Great stop! We were there for several hours, much longer than anticipated. The little museum has a great video about the area and quite a bit of history. The views from the top of the bluff are incredible (we drove up). The park ranger was very knowledgeable and my kids had a great time doing the junior park ranger program.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
cindyshilinga

  • 10 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 21, 2020

Take an hour or more and explore my family had fun. We drove to top and then half of us walked the 1.5 mile down. Don’t forget to walk briefly on the Oregon Trail and see the oxen and stagecoaches. Had a nice place for picnic too

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MaryEMindiola

  • 11 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0

best short stop ever! magnificent views!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kori and Brian Truono

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  • 78 Reviews
  • 160 Helpful
November 22, 2014
Rated 3.0

Probably not worth the drive all the way out here just for the Bluff, but if you are driving past then stop and climb on up. The views from the top are pretty incredible.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
TheLunaDog

  • 16 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 08, 2021
Rated 4.0

You can drive up to the top and enjoy the view and follow the paved trails. You can also walk/hike up from the visitor sentence. Great view.

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MaryEMindiola

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June 20, 2016
Rated 5.0

a must stop! this place has the most amazing views. Short trails and breathtaking views.

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Scotts Bluff National Monument

190276 Old Oregon Trail
Gering, Nebraska
69341 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Good for hiking.

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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