Chimney Rock Museum

Chimney Rock Information

Seasonal Hours May 1 - October 2

Open Every Day: 9 am - 4 pm

Off-Season Hours October 3 - April 30

Saturday - Sunday:  9 am - 4 pm


Adults (19 and over): $8

Children (5-18): $4

Young Children (4 & under): Free

Free for History Nebraska members, AAM/AASLH/ICOM members, and employees of Nebraska museums (with staff ID)


(308) 586-2581


Feel the awe and curiosity the pioneers experienced when they saw the most famous landmark on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails.

Designated as a National Historic Site on August 9, 1956, Chimney Rock and the Ethel and Christopher J. Abbott Visitor Center are maintained and operated by History Nebraska.

Chimney Rock Over The Years

Chimney Rock has fascinated people since before the state of Nebraska was established. Our collections include many paintings, sketches, and photographs of Chimney Rock going all the way back to 1841.

Overland Migration Artifacts

Chimney Rock was an important landmark for overland westward migration. Our artifact collections reflect that with many objects that came to Nebraska as a result of overland migration. See a selection of the most interesting artifacts here.

How Tall is Chimney Rock?

Believe it or not, Chimney Rock today is actually smaller than it used to be. It's been over a century since the first curious Nebraskan tried their hand at measuring Chimney Rock.

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