Scotts Bluff National Monument

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Scotts Bluff National Monument:

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, city (1990 pop. 13,711), Scotts Bluff co., W Nebr., on the North Platte River near the Wyo. line; inc. 1900. It is the market, distribution, and processing point of an irrigated farm region. Besides livestock and agriculture, there is some light industry.
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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Scotts Bluff National Monument

Address:PO Box 27
Gering, NE 69341

Phone:308-436-4340
Fax:308-436-7611
Web: www.nps.gov/scbl/
Size: 3,005 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on December 12, 1919.
Location:On the North Platte River, 3 miles west of Gering, Nebraska, and 5 miles southwest of the town of Scottsbluff. The visitor center is just off NE 92.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, auto touring, ranger-guided walks, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Rising 800 feet above the valley floor, this massive promontory was a landmark for many peoples, and it served as the path marker for those on the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express trails. The monument museum contains exhibits about the human and natural history of the area and also houses the world's largest collection of paintings by the frontier photographer and artist William Henry Jackson.

See other parks in Nebraska.