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Chadron is located in northwest Nebraska on the junction of the scenic Bridges to Buttes Biway (Hwy 20) and Gold Rush Biway 385 (Hwy 385). It is about 100 miles south of Rapid City, South Dakota and 310 miles north east of Denver, Colorado.

Stop by the visitor center at 706 West 3rd Street for maps, and information about the area and tourist attractions.

Area Attractions

Adventure Awaits at Discover Dawes County

Dawes County Historical Museum - The Dawes County Historical Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Northwest portion of Nebraska it calls home. The Museum Grounds include a log house and barn, 1890s schoolhouse, pioneer church and C & NW caboose.

Museum of the Fur Trade - Combining an outstanding collection and scholarship to interpret the story of the fur trade, the non-profit museum’s three galleries discuss the fur trade from early colonial days to the present century.

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center - Located on the Chadron State College campus, the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center was established to perpetuate and preserve the literary works and legacy of Nebraska Hall of Fame author, Mari Sandoz.

Chadron State Park - Nebraska's oldest state park (1921), Chadron might well be the best kept secret of the state park system.

Fort Robinson State Park - Nebraska's largest and most historic state park, Fort Robinson was an active military post from 1874 to 1948.

Post Playhouse - Located at Fort Robinson, the Post Playhouse features a variety of theater productions throughout the summer.

Agate Fossil Beds National Park - Located on the Niobrara River in northwestern Nebraska, the Agate Fossil Beds and its surrounding prairie are preserved in a 3,000 acre National Monument.

Trailside Museum - View paleontology and geology exhibits on Nebraska's rich fossil history. See rare fossils from western Nebraska, including a giant mammoth, fossil rhino, giant tortoise and the "Clash of the Mammoths" exhibit.

Hudson-Meng Bison Kill - A visit to Hudson-Meng Bison Bonebed is a visit to a modern archeologic excavation in progress. Hudson-Meng is only one of the unique and amazing fossil finds along the Fossil Freeway. The Fossil Freewayis a one-of-a-kind highway corridor between Nebraska's Panhandle and the Black Hills in South Dakota where one will experience the wonders of our rich fossil history.

Toadstool Park is another attraction on the Fossil Freeway . Toadstool Park is noted for unusual geologic formations and scientifically valuable fossil deposits. It also contains the longest known mammal trackway of the Oligocene epoch. Located on the site is the replica of a sod house originally built during the depression era.

Nebraska National Forest - The nearly 1.1 million acres administered by the Nebraska National Forest Supervisor are scattered across a large arc extending from central Nebraska west to the northern Panhandle, into southwestern South Dakota, and on east to the state's center.

Chadron Chamber of Commerce · 706 West 3rd St. · P.O. Box 646 · Chadron, NE 69337 · 308-432-4401 · 800-603-2937
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