Chimney Rock Information
Seasonal Hours May 1 - September 26
Open Every Day: 9 am - 5 pm
Off-Season Hours September 27 - April 30
Saturday and 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)
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 Stories
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.
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.
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.