Rock Creek Station State Historical Park

57426 710 Rd.
Fairbury, NE 68352- Map It
Phone: (402) 729-5777

AAA Editor Notes

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park is 4.5 mi. e. on CR Pawnee/Wymore/Fairbury (PWF) Rd., then 1.7 mi. s.e. to 57426 710 Rd. Rock Creek Station was a stage and Pony Express stop that served the Oregon Trail. It was here that &#8220;Wild Bill&#8221; Hickok began his gunfighting career when he shot the station owner and two others. Swales worn deep by covered wagons on their westward trek still are visible.</br>A visitor center offers a slide presentation, interpretive displays and artifacts about this period.</br>Picnicking is permitted. </br>
$6 per private vehicle. Visitor center $2; $1 (ages 0-13).
Hours: Grounds daily 8-dusk. Visitor center daily 10-5, late Apr.-late Sept.; Sat.-Sun. 1-5, mid- to late Apr. and late Sept.-late Oct. Allow 1 hour minimum.