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Chimney Rock National Historic Site

Chimney Rock Road, Bayard, NE
+1 308-586-2581
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What a piece of history!

We visited the area at 7:30 in the morning. It was rainy and foggy. We were delighted that we could... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Jamestown, North Dakota
via mobile

Although this is a national historic site, it is also a private entity, so they wanted extra money... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Cumming, Georgia
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Chimney Rock Road, Bayard, NE
+1 308-586-2581
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the area at 7:30 in the morning. It was rainy and foggy. We were delighted that we could see the spire rising above the prairie. I took pictures. Within minutes the fog closed in and blocked the view. We are so glad to...More

Thank dak_gal
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Although this is a national historic site, it is also a private entity, so they wanted extra money over our parks pass just to go in the visitor center. A big disappointment. You can see the monument in the distance, but there is no way...More

Thank gawildcats
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This national park was slightly disappointing. The visitor center is very good with a two room museum. One room holds artifacts that details life out west and the three trails from east to west. The other room talks about the rock and what is going...More

1  Thank alphawolfie
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Nice view of chimney rock from the visitor center. Unfortunately the visitor center is still located far from the rock. I saw no paths or trails that could be taken to view the area up closer.

Thank buckeyeblazer
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This is monument/historical site needs to be added to your road trip to-do list. The scenery is beautiful. The history is incredible from learning how it was made to discovering all who passed through to get to their American dream. The staff were nice and...More

Thank Kayleen M
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I was moving across country and wanted to visit key places in the states I wAs going through . This was one of them so cool! It is way out in no where land so you feel like you are driving forever but so worth...More

Thank nancyzalzalah
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Since we read that you could not hike up the rocks we opted for a roadside photo op instead. (Just across the highway is the sign for Oregon Trail Road.) Having grown up playing Oregon Trail it was fun to see this as well as...More

Thank howitstacks
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I think it's worth it to stop at the visitor's center to learn the history and geology of the area - it's very well done. You can't hike up to the rock, though. Interesting flowers in the back of the center and the staff will...More

Thank Lori N
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Being one of the major landmarks for wagon trains heading west in the 19th century, this is a must-see for history buffs and road-trippers. It's away from the interstates, and a little off the beaten path. It has its own small visitor center, but is...More

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Chimney rock itself is beautiful, but it could be made to be an outstanding place to visit with a little work. Not too much to do.

Thank Linda C
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9 July 2017|
Response from Philip S | Reviewed this property |
The visitor's center may have access to one, but I would contact them through their website. It has an email address at bottom of page to the director. The visitor center is usually open year round except major holidays.
Michelle G
24 June 2017|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
if you are arriving after the centre has closed, do not turn into the parking lot. Continue on the road and just past the entrance to the visitor centre s a perfect spot to stop and take photos. Please, just remember to... More
4 April 2017|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion is one hour min. Yes, the visitor centre is your first stop for the movie, the indoor exhibits and then stepping outside to take in the magnificent view. What most responses did not mention is the drive up... More