Oregon Trail Museum and Visitor Center
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?
Geologically speaking, the north face of Scotts Bluff National Monument shows the most geological history in the state of Nebraska.