For Kids

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Children have long enjoyed visiting Scotts Bluff National Monument.



Scotts Bluff National Monument is a wonderful place for families. There are interesting rock formations to gawk at and short hiking trails that provide opportunities for everyone to get out of the car and explore the monument's features.

During the summer season, kids may also enjoy the costumed interpretation programs where they can learn what life was like for children traveling the Oregon Trail. Stop at the visitor center to check current program schedules, and take some time to view the interpretive exhibits and visit the park store.

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Scotts Bluff Junior Ranger Program

Have fun while learning about the history of this unique landmark on the plains.

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Become a Virtual Junior Ranger

Can't make it to the monument? Complete some fun activities online to earn your Virtual Junior Ranger badge.

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Every Kid Outdoors

The Every Kid Outdoors Pass allows U.S. fourth graders and family members free access to over 2,000 federal lands and waters.

Last updated: January 30, 2024

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Gering, NE 69341


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