Independence Rock State Historic Site, Alcova

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  • August 12, 2017
    This is an interesting stop at one of the most significant landmarks along the Oregon Trail. You can walk around the granite outcropping and catch some of the signatures the settlers etched in the sto...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Independence Rock State Historic Site is a very worthwhile stop not just for a rest stop but the amazing history nearby. We took the time to walk around Independence Rock but did not have time to clim...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I can't get over how much a HUGE rock can mean so much! I thought this was very interesting and what a piece of American History. It's interesting to see the names on the rock. Just wish there was les...  more »
  • May 30, 2017
    For years I have driven this road and told everyone it is the best rest stop. This last trip I took the time to hike to the top of Independence Rock. It was wonderful. Searching for old signatures from the 1800's, the views and it was peaceful. An easy hike up the East side. From now on, I will stop and hike up the rock and explore different areas when I drive past. I enjoyed this free historical stop much better than the expensive drive into Little Bighorn National Memorial earlier in the day.
  • May 30, 2017
    Lots of history. Only complaint is my cell carrier had no signal there and there was no wifi at the rest area, so we had to spend all our time enjoying the scenery and the fresh air. Sneaky bastards. Update: I read recently the state will add wifi here. They won't force you to use it though...
  • May 16, 2017
    My great grandmother took a wagon train from Rushville, Nebraska to Sherwood, Oregon in 1886 when she was age 10. Her wagon train stopped here along the way. The wagon ruts of thousands of emigrant wagon trains are still visible after more than 100 years! An awesome experience to connect with my own history and that of our country!
  • April 15, 2017
    Really cool place full of history. Tale a couple hours off, step back in time, and explore!
  • November 11, 2016
    I was driving for that route n wonder where i can take my break of 10hrs n a driver told me about this place i stay there n i like it thats a nice place ....

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