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Chimney Rock National Historic Site, NE

About Chimney Rock National Historic SiteChimney Rock National Historic Site is 4.5 miles south of Bayard and 1 mile south of the junction of US 26 and SR 92. The spire of Chimney Rock, a historic Oregon and California trails landmark that signaled the end of the prairies to westward-bound pioneers, rises about 325 feet high.

Stretches of SR 92 offer good views of the site, which is especially scenic at night—when the rock is illuminated from dusk to about 10:30 p.m. A visitor center at the park, 1 mile south off SR 92, has interpretive exhibits about the Oregon Trail and western migration, including a chance to "pack your wagon" for the journey.

The historic site visitor center is open daily 9-5; closed most winter holidays. Admission is $3; free (ages 0-17 when accompanied by an adult). For further information, phone (308) 586-2581.

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Chimney Rock National Historic Site, NE

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