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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?

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.