Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Bayard

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  • September 25, 2017
    Although this is a national historic site, it is also a private entity, so they wanted extra money over our parks pass just to go in the visitor center. A big disappointment. You can see the monument ...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    This site is not transcendent especially if you come from the West but it has charm. Attention to observe him at best and make good photos there do not need to stop at the VISITOR's CENTER but continue the road after the Center on about 1 km, then turn right on a track (accessible without problem in all vehicles) in the direction of the the pioneers cemetery. End of the trail (1 km) from the small Cemetery (which is also worth a visit) you have a good approach of the site (100 times better than the visitors center!) and more in a calm yet more evocative than the small Museum of the Centre, in my opinion...
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  • September 23, 2017
    This national park was slightly disappointing. The visitor center is very good with a two room museum. One room holds artifacts that details life out west and the three trails from east to west. The o...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    This is such a unique shaped rock figure. I can see why the emigrants along the Oregon Trail looked forward to seeing and and checking it out. It doesn't cost much to check out the Visitor's Center and many of its displays, history, and artifacts are interesting. If you want to get a little closer to the rock, there is a road just past it that you can take. WARNING: watch for rattlesnakes any time you are in western Nebraska, especially when hiking! The worker at the Visitor's Center told us that it's not uncommon for her to find 2 or 3 rattlers on the sidewalk near the entrance to the building on a fairly regular basis.
  • July 4, 2017
    My uncle speed George put up lights around chimney rock bye foot before they changed the lights in 2017 so. You can see it in the dark. A fun fact of history
  • June 15, 2017
    We were very disappointed that you can not hike close to the monument. It was a pretty picture. Definitely not worth another trip through rural Nebraska. We did enjoy walking through the cemetery and the "wee granny" grave.
  • April 28, 2017
    It was on our way home so, we stopped for a peak. Definitely go passed the visitor's center and got the road by the cemetery. It's a tad closer than you can get by the visitor's center. Is free to see, and just a few dollars of you partake in the visitor's center. Overall if you're a history buff, it's worth a trip if you're passing by and it's a quick jaunt over to Scott's Bluffs if you're looking for a great view.
  • May 28, 2017
    Just follow the hike trail that goes from graveyard straight to chimney rock about half a mile long and enjoy the scenery

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