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?
The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) built nearly every structure at the Scotts Bluff National Monument in the 1930's - the summit road, Saddle Rock Trail, the visitor center, the maintenance barn, and a residence now used for administration. More...