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Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Bayard

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  • Disappointing that due to erosion viewing of the monument was done allowed only from the Visitors Center, about 3/4 away. Signs everywhere around the Visitor Center warned not to leave the pathways du...  more »
  • A must stop when passing through Scottsbluff, but I did not find it too interesting. The visitor center is so so, and Chimney a Rock is too far away for a decent picture. The rattlesnake warnings kill...  more »
  • It's hard to imagine traveling on horseback, wagons, or as some did, walking! The view of the Chimney Rock must have been inspiring for those westward travelers. Truly hard to imagine what they must h...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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