Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Nebraska

Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Morrill County, Nebraska


covered wagon sits in grasslands in front of large sandstone formation
Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Nebraska. Chimney Rock NHS photo

Chimney Rock is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails. The towering spire is the most mentioned landmark in overland diaries and journals.


Near Bayard, Nebraska

The Chimney Rock Visitor Center is 1.5 miles south of Highway 92 on Chimney Rock Road near Bayard, Nebraska. The national historic site is approximately 4 miles south of Bayard, at the south edge of the North Platte River Valley.

The site is open to the public and is administered by the Nebraska State Historical Society.

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