Introduction to Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Scottsbluff is the largest city in Scotts Bluff County. Founded in 1900, it was named in honor of Hiram Scott, a local fur trapper who died in the town in 1828. Located across the North Platte river, it merged with a small town of Gering to form the current micropolitan city.
Scottsbluff and nearby Attractions
- Scotts Bluff National Monument
- Western Nebraska Mexican American Historical Museum
- Riverside Zoo
- Northfield Park
- Lake Minatare State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Scottsbluff
The City of Scottsbluff provides easy access to several historical sites and recreational areas. The Riverside Zoo is an ideal place for family outings. The Scotts Bluff National Monument and the Nebraska Mexican American Historical Museum offer insights into the city’s history. It also hosts many festivals every year, including the Sugar Valley Rally.
Cheyenne Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Scottsbluff Higher Education
The Western Nebraska Community College and the Regional West Medical Center School of Radiation Technology are the local institutes of higher education. Other nearby institutes of higher learning include Chadron State College, the University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College.