• Sentinal and Eagle Rocks

    Scotts Bluff

    National Monument Nebraska

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  • Monument Marathon Lane Closure September 27

    The morning of Saturday, September 27, the east bound lane of Old Oregon Trail will be closed from 8AM until 1PM. The park is open normal hours of 8AM -5PM. To access the park please use the west bound lane. For more info http://www.monumentmarathon.com/ More »

For Kids

Visitors enjoying the view on the North Overlook Trail
 

A truly extraordinary experience

Scotts Bluff National Monument is fun for both adults and children alike!

Kids enjoy hiking to the summit of the bluff, as well as interpretive ranger-led walks. Plus, weekends in the summer, kids can learn what it was like to be a kid on the Oregon Trail.

Wanted: Junior Rangers!

Scotts Bluff National Monument offers two Junior Ranger activity booklets specific to the park. One is designed for ages 3-7 and one for 8 and older. Learn the history of the area and have fun at the same time! Participants receive a certificate of completion and a Scotts Bluff National Monument Junior Ranger badge.

Kids may also request the statewide Exploring Nebraska's Treasures, the National Park Servicewide Junior Paleontologist Junior Ranger activity booklet or the Junior Ranger Night Explorer activity booklet.

Did You Know?

Returning Astorians

The first white men to see Scotts Bluff were seven men from the Robert Stuart Party on Christmas Day 1812. The Stuart party was on their way from Astoria, OR to St. Louis, MO.