Rock Creek Station State Historical Park

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park


Location:6 miles east of Fairbury.
Facilities:Visitor/interpretive center, picnic areas, hiking and nature trails, restrooms; camping and other facilities available at the adjacent Rock Creek Station State Recreation Area (see separate entry).
Activities:Picnicking, hiking.
Special Features:Once a stage and Pony Express station, Rock Creek was also the place where "Wild Bill" Hickok shot David McCanles, beginning his bloody career as a gunfighter. Archeologists have investigated and excavated sites of two ranches dating back to 1858-1860, and the reconstruction of the buildings and corrals at both ranches is now complete. The park's visitor center interprets the ranches and other aspects of the history of the area.
Address:57426 710th Rd
Fairbury, NE 68352

Phone:402-729-5777
Web: www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/findpark.asp
Size: 353 acres.

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