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Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Bayard

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  • This was a fairly quick stop on our vacay. It s definitely worth seeing. Another interesting site in the area is what I will call the tractor graveyard(Bridgeport Tractor Parts) on the corner of US 26...  more »
  • Passing by and took a look at Chimney Rock but when you have been to Bryce and Monument Valley only a few days earlier you are disappointed.  more »
  • Quick little stop in a circle through the South West Nebraska sites. Enjoyed the scenery immensely. Would've enjoyed walking up to the base of the chimney rock if It hadn't started storming. Would lov...  more »
  • 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.
  • 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
  • had to check this out because of the Oregon Trail. Make sure to keep driving down the road, take a right on the dirt road for a better viewing and an old cemetery.