"Chimney Rock National..." Nebraska Off The Beaten Path Tip by WFTR
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Chimney Rock National Monument
Chimney Rock National Monument is another landmark on the Oregon Trail. The entire monument is a rock formation sticking above the surrounding grassland. For the settlers on the Oregon Trail, it was another sign that they had survived the Great Plains and were reaching the mountains.
The monument itself is just a parking area, a sign, and the rock. A small trail may have led into the grassland for fifty or a hundred feet, but it offered only a slightly better view than that from the parking lot or even from a passing car. If one is passing by on the way to another destination, it may be worth stopping to take a picture. There isn't enough to do there to make Chimney Rock a destination. Someday, I hope to put my picture of Chimney Rock on my site.
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