Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Bayard

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  • If you grew up in the 80s and played the Oregon Trail computer, you'll definitely want to stop here if you're in the area. There isn't much to do here except snap some photos and look for rattlesnakes...  more »
  • they have a helpful video & great pictures inside. I just wish they had a walkway to get you a bit closer because I wanted to see the engravings on the rock. They said it was surround by personal prop...  more »
  • Our family collects passport cancellation stamps on our travels. The Chimney Rock stamp is iconic and unique; one of my favorites. The interpretive center is pretty standard. You don't need to pay a f...  more »
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  • This is such a unique shaped rock. I can see why the emigrants along the Oregon Trail looked forward to seeing it 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. Just keep your eyes open, and you'll be fine.
  • We arrived too late to go to the visitor center and it was too chilly to hike. We took pictures and then left. The rock was very cool but I imagined in my head that it was bigger.
  • I’ll be honest: I didn’t think I was going to get too excited about a tall pointy rock, but Chimney Rock is spectacular. The rock is quite beautiful and you can see what an incredible landmark it would have been for early settlers headed West. The museum offers high quality informative exhibits (as well as a cute interactive wagon for kids) and the short 20-minute movie offers a great history of the rock and surrounding area. Highly recommend!
  • Really something to see after miles and miles of Nebraska prairie. You get a feel for why people made such a deal out of it back in the day.
  • To get a what they say is a better view of this rock you have to pay. For what you seeing it is not worth it. Stop down the road and take a photo
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