Scottsbluff Travel Guide

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Scottsbluff Things to Do

  • Scottsbluff National Monument

    After passing the Chimney Rock formation, the westbound settlers came upon another key part of the journey. Scotts Bluff itself rises over the town carrying its name. The wagons would go through a pass between the bluffs in order to avoid the large obstacle. The name of the bluffs comes from one of the settlers who was left here to die. This very...

  • Chimney Rock

    This needlelike rock formation wa a key focal point for travellers going west in the 19th Century. Many journals describe the rock formation and the joy of seeing it, because they knew that they had covered a certain distance. Over the years, the height of the needle has diminished due to erosion. However, it is very impressive and will continue to...

  • You should visit the Oregon...

    You should visit the Oregon Trail sites. Scottsbluff/Gering is a major landmark on the Oregon Trail. There was at one time a Pony Express station near Bayard, which is 10 minutes away. Chimney Rock is also in Bayard. There's a new welcome center there that I have never been there, since it was built after we moved away. I hear it's really good,...


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Scottsbluff Restaurants

  • A good restaurant link for Scottsbluff...

    There are many restaurants in the area. I'll try to review several later. For starters, a good web link to try is: That should let you see what is available in a general sense. They also have links for attractions, lodging, etc. Enjoy!

  • No food on the mountain

    There are no restaurants directly at Scottsbluff National Monument. Just some vending machines at the visitor center. The closest restaurants are in the city of Scottsbluff about three miles away from the monument.

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Scottsbluff Transportation

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    Approaching this area

    by sswagner Written Jan 7, 2005

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    Since this is out of the way, the most likely way to get here is by car. I rented a car from Denver and gradually worked my way through there going through Cheyenne, Panorama Point, and then into Scottsbluff. Going back to Denver, I went into Wyoming to see Ft. Laramie before driving back south to Colorado. Scottsbluff is not too far from I-80 if you are making a cross country trip. You would make the turnoff in Kimball, NE and enter some very scenic country on your way here. Watch for the Wildcat Hills on the way.

    If Scottsbluff alone is your interest for a trip, there is a small airport here. Flights come and go between Denver, CO. and you can rent a car at the airport.

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Scottsbluff Local Customs

  • "The wave"

    by Polestar Written Jul 29, 2006

    Western Nebraska is a pretty rural place and as such people here tend to be friendly and informal. Don't be surprised when people give you a little wave when driving past you in the opposite direction. No, they don't necessarilly think they know you, that's just a common courtesy here. Some variations are the "one finger wave" (no, not that one!) and the "head nod". Feel free to wave back.

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Scottsbluff Off The Beaten Path

  • Panorama Point

    This is to the southwest of Scottsbluff and almost to the tristate border with Colorado and Wyoming. If you are travelling in the Interstate 80 region and want to do something a little different, this could be an option. Panorama Point is the highest elevation in the state. It is even higher than the rock formations around Scottsbluff. Most likely,...

  • The Wildcat Hills. These are...

    The Wildcat Hills. These are (I believe) south of Scottsbluff/Gering. They are so beautiful. More information later . . .

  • This is not too far away, but...

    This is not too far away, but if you're into paleontology or just history of any kind, visit Agate Fossil Beds north of Scottsbluff/Gering. It is a National Park, I think. So check out for more information. This is the Harold Cook Homestead which is located there.


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