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Chimney Rock Museum

Chimney Rock Information

Seasonal Hours May 1 - October 1

Open Every Day: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Off-Season Hours October 2 - April 30

Saturday – Sunday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM


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)


9822 County Rd 75
Bayard, NE 69334

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

How tall is Chimney Rock?

Today, Chimney Rock is estimated to be 325 feet from tip to base and 120 feet for the spire. Over the years, many people have tried to measure the Rock. 1830: ...

Overland Migration Artifacts

"With reference to clothing, I would say use any old clothes you may happen to have by you... All that I have to recommend to the ladies is that they do not wear their ...

Chimney Rock Over The Years

Sketches of Chimney Rock [9692-198] In 1859 Chimney Rock inspired Albert Bierstadt, the great painter of western landscapes.  This engraving of a ...

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