Top 5 Budget-friendly Things to do in Gering, Nebraska (NE)

December 7, 2021 Joeann Galban

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 8,500 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Scotts Bluff County.
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1. Scotts Bluff National Monument

190276 Old Oregon Trail Rd, Gering, NE 69341 +1 308-436-9700 http://www.nps.gov/scbl
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4.5 based on 586 reviews

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Reviewed By bc_pa - Mountain Top, United States

Despite the Visitor Center renovations, please stop in the temporary trailer. The NPS video is an excellent explanation of the historical significance of these Bluffs and of the westward migration. 3 easy hiking trails (1 at base, 2 up top) that all provide excellent views. Be sure to take the drive to the top - its quite easy. Wish I had the time to take the long hike by foot to the summit !

2. Legacy of the Plains Museum

2930 Old Oregon Trl, Gering, NE 69341-8500 +1 308-436-1989 [email protected] http://www.legacyoftheplains.org
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

Legacy of the Plains Museum

Legacy of the Plains Museum is a destination for people interested in stories of human and agricultural history in the North Platte Valley and High Plains. Our new state-of-the-art, interactive exhibits focus on the archeology of Native Americans and Westward Expansion, the lives of pioneering settlers, this establishment of irrigation, the development of rural communities, the diversity of cultures on the High Plains, and the innovative technologies and cultural practices of raising animals and crops in a semi-arid environment.

Reviewed By JulieL994 - New Orleans, United States

We were in Scottsbluff visiting family and figured my tractor obsessed two-year-old would enjoy going to see some old tractors. I was not expecting to spend 3-4 hours here! Wow, what a treasure for the panhandle of Nebraska! Simply stated, the "Legacy of the Plains Museum" was fabulous and contained so much more than the "old tractors" I was expecting to see during our visit! In addition to the exhibits in the main museum, we enjoyed touring the historically authentic homes (1950's, 1930's and 1890's) as well as viewing the extensive collection of farm equipment. Equally impressive was our volunteer tour guide, Hunter Miller. His maturity, knowledge and enthusiasm for history led me to believe he was older than a sophomore in high school and we appreciated all the extra tidbits he shared with us while touring each building. Highly recommend this museum to anyone visiting (or living in) the Nebraska Panhandle.

3. South Overlook

Scotts Bluff National Monument, Gering, NE 69341-8504 +1 308-436-9701 http://www.nps.gov/scbl/planyourvisit/southoverlook.htm
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

South Overlook

Reviewed By Thor1412 - Horace, United States

Visitors will be rewarded for a "short walk with a long view" of the picturesque country surrounding Scotts Bluff National Monument. This is a very easy walk on a paved pathway The signs at the end of the trail have a lot of pertinent information about this part of Nebraska.

4. North Overlook

190276 Old Oregon Trail Rd Scotts Bluff National Monument, Gering, NE 69341-8504 +1 308-436-9701 http://www.nps.gov/scbl/planyourvisit/northoverlook.htm
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

North Overlook

Reviewed By iamseanhurley

It’s a very manageable hike. Really nice that it is paved and there are plenty of great stops on the way up. My wife and I took our 2 yr old dog with us and we all did great (although I’m fairly sore the day after. Haha) and loved the views from the top. Definitely the hike you should do if you can manage the 600ft-ish in elevation. ????????

5. Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center

210615 Highway 71, Gering, NE 69341 +1 308-436-3777 http://visitnebraska.com/see_and_dos/wildcat-hills-state-recreation-area
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4.0 based on 34 reviews

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, Nature Center and wildlife reserve encompass 1,094 acres of rugged rock buttes and pine-clad canyons south of Gering. Geared primarily for day-use, the recreation area overlooks the North Platte River Valley and historic Scotts Bluff National Monument looms to the northwest. The park features over 4 miles of hiking/biking trails, stone-covered picnic shelters.

Reviewed By gmcannon - Scottsbluff, United States

They have a nice nature center with displays. A new firing range was just opened for pistols and rifles. Archery and air guns are also available. You can bring your own and they have some rental equipment. Many new picnic tables have been added this Spring throughout the area. Organized programs are frequently offered and the hiking trails will give you a workout.

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