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    Scotts Bluff

    National Monument Nebraska

Oregon Trail Museum and Visitor Center

The Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center and Oregon Trail Museum

Photo by Jonathan S. Garcia

A national historic structure, the Oregon Trail Museum and Visitor Center was built in phases from 1935 - 1949.

Consisting of three rooms, the museum includes the History Room - comprising of exhibits of America's westward expansion and a book and gift sales area; the William Henry Jackson Room dedicated to the display of Jackson's drawings and paintings; and the Landmark Room displaying the geologic and paleontological history of the area.

The Landmark Room room also includes a theater where a twelve-minute slide presentation is shown on the Oregon Trail featuring many of Jackson's paintings.

Did You Know?

Dome Rock as seen from the summit of the South Bluff at Scotts Bluff National Monument

Climbing Dome Rock at Scotts Bluff National Monument is extremely dangerous and is prohibited because of the crumbly nature of the Brule clay formation that makes up its steep walls.