A Symbol of Western Exploration

Chimney Rock National Historic Site

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Towering 480 feet above the North Platte River Valley, Chimney Rock dates back millions of years to the Oligocene Age. This massive natural landmark served as a guide to countless pioneers as they blazed the western trails of migration.
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Chimney Rock has become one of the most famous landmarks in the American West, largely due to its stop along the Oregon Trail.

Chimney Rock will capture your imagination as you step back in time to explore the western world of excitement and discovery. 

"Westward, ever westward." - Henry Wells 

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Chimney Rock has become one of the most famous landmarks in the American West, largely due to its stop along the Oregon Trail. 

This unique formation came to symbolize the greatest voluntary migration in the history of mankind. The site is jointly administered by History Nebraska and the National Park Service, which operates the Ethel and Christopher J. Abbot Visitor Center at the Chimney Rock National Historic Site. Explore exhibits on 19th century westward migration and the significant role Chimney Rock had in the memories of those who traveled the trails west.

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