Fort Robinson State Park
Nebraska's largest and most historic state park, Fort Robinson offers a multitude of activities for all ages. The area has a great deal of historical significance, and it is very easy to spend several days there without seeing and doing everything that the park has to offer.
Chadron State Park
Established by the State Legislature in 1919, this is the Nebraska's oldest state park, consisting of 950 acres of buttes and wooded hills in the Pine Ridge area. The entrance to the park is adjacent to U.S. Highway 385, approximately 10 miles south of Chadron. One of Nebraska's most beautiful parks, it was developed in part by the Civilian Conservation Corporation, or CCC.
Museum of the Fur Trade
This museum combines an outstanding collection with the scholarship to interpret the story of the fur trade, from the early colonial days to the present century. The exhibits traces the everyday lives of British, French, and Spanish traders, voyagers, mountain men, professional buffalo hunters, and typical Plains and Woodland Indians. Exhibits include the entire range of trade goods, including munitions, cutlery, axes, firearms, textiles, costumes, paints, and beads.
Dawes County Historical Museum
The Dawes County Historical Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Northwest portion of Nebraska. The Museum Grounds include a log house and barn, 1890s schoolhouse, pioneer church, and C&NW caboose. The 9,000 square foot museum houses an impressive collection of area antiques, including displays of a general store, a hospital room, blacksmith tools, farm machinery, vintage quilts, a railroad room, as well as many other fascinating historically relevant pieces.