RV Travel Itinerary for Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
Towering 800 feet over the plains, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska has been a landmark for travelers for thousands of years.
“People on the Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon Trail, and with the Pony Express all passed through the Scotts Bluff region,” said National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. “This part of Nebraska’s North Platte River Valley tells an important part of the story of western expansion and the settlement of the Midwest. This itinerary highlights places that trace the history of the area from its earliest settlement to modern times.”
Modern day tourists can now easily follow the footsteps of Native Americans, fur trappers, missionaries, soldiers, and homesteaders and explore the area with the help of the National Park Service’s new Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary,
The itinerary has information about 27 local sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Descriptions, maps, and photographs of each place highlight their significance and thematic essays provide additional context. A Learn More section includes links to tourist information for the cities of Scottsbluff and Gering and the surrounding area and other units of the National Park System in Nebraska.
The Scotts Bluff itinerary is the 51st in the National Park Service’s ongoing Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series. The series promotes public awareness of history and encourages visits to historic places throughout the country.
The National Park Service’s Heritage Education Services, Midwest Regional Office History and National Register Program, and Scotts Bluff National Monument produced the Scotts Bluff Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary 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.