Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
Scotts Bluff, Nebraska


The National Park Service's Heritage Education Services, Midwest Regional Office History and National Register Program, and Scotts Bluff National Monument in partnership with the City of Scottsbluff, the City of Gering, the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office, and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, proudly invite you to explore Scotts Bluff, Nebraska. This Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary explores the region and highlights 27 historic places listed in the National Register of Historic Places that together bring the history of the Scotts Bluff region to life.

The Scotts Bluff travel itinerary offers several ways to discover the region’s historic places:

• Descriptions of each featured historic place on the List of Sites highlighting their significance, with color images and information on how to visit.

• Essays with background on important themes in the Scotts Bluff region’s history and development offer context for understanding historic places featured in the itinerary. Visitors can read about Trappers, Traders, and Travelers; Cultivation, Irrigation, and Urbanization; and Trains and Cranes: Building a Community.

Maps to help visitors plan what to see and do.

•A Learn More section with links to relevant websites such as tourism websites with information on cultural events and activities, other things to see and do, and dining and lodging possibilities. This section also provides a bibliography.

View the itinerary online or print it as a guide if you plan to visit in person. The Scotts Bluff itinerary, the 51st in this ongoing series, is part of the Department of the Interior’s strategy to promote public awareness of history and encourage visits to historic places throughout the nation. The itineraries are created by a partnership of the National Park Service; the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers; and Federal, State, and local governments and private organizations in communities, regions, and heritage areas throughout the United States. The itineraries help people everywhere learn about and plan trips to visit the amazing diversity of this country’s historic places that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service and its partners hope you enjoy this itinerary and others in the series. If you have any comments or questions, please click on the e-mail address at “comments or questions” on the bottom of each page.