Rich in history and beauty, the Scotts Bluff National Monument offers plenty to keep travelers engaged. Located in Western Nebraska and in Scotts Bluff county, it's a must see travel destination. Open year round the Scotts Bluff National Monument includes the following:
- History: Steeped in history, the Scotts Bluff National Monument has an on-site museum and visitor center. Here you will find books, art displays, gifts and a slide show. Find out how Scotts Bluff National Monument got its name and what type of travelers came across this area.
- Hiking: There are two hiking trails on top of the Scotts Bluff National Monument. Each one has unique perspectives and they would be considered easy to moderate. For the more adventurous hiker, the 1.6 mile strenuous trek up to the summit from the visitors center, may be more your cup of tea.
- Driving: For those of you who prefer to stay in the car, you can still enjoy the landscape while driving up Summit Road. There are parking spots on top where you can sit and enjoy the views.
- Photography: If you love taking photos of nature, landscapes and birds then you will enjoy this location. Scotts Bluff National Monument, has unique rock formations and beautiful vistas, which allows novices too professional photographers the opportunity to take breath taking, memory making photographs.
- Family: Scotts Bluff National Monument is the perfect place to enjoy a day with the family. Take advantage of the picnic area and enjoy nature. Ask about the Junior Ranger program for the children, inside the Oregon Trail Museum and Visitor Center. If you've been in your car for awhile this is a great place to let the kids expend some energy, stretch your legs or walk the dog.
Make your own memories and become a part of history by visiting Scotts Bluff National Monument.