Summary Western Nebraska's premier state park, Fort Robinson, west of Crawford, has it all -- with more than 22,000 acres of exquisite Pine Ridge scenery, compelling old west history, exceptional lodging, loads of fun-time activities, scenic camping and the park's own buffalo and longhorn herds. Attractions There are many ways to spend a day at the fort. First on the agenda should be a ride on the horse drawn tour to get acquainted with this unique park. Enjoy a refreshing Pine Ridge morning on horseback, or an open-air Jeep ride among the buttes. When the day warms up, head for the indoor, olympic size, Lindeken Pool, complete with outdoor wading pool and sun deck. Outdoor evening steak cookouts, morning hayrack breakfasts cooked outside among the buttes are just a few of the fun activities that Fort Robinson provides it's guests. Fort Robinson Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily during the summer season. The park can also cater for group functions from mid-April to mid-November. Snacks are available at the Sutler's Store in the Activities Center. Campground Notes Fort Robinson State Park's shady campground offers electrical hookup sites plus primitive sites. Conveniently located are modern restrooms, showers, water, dump station, picnic tables and a shelter. Fort Robinson offers a nice campground for the horse lovers. Put your horse up for the night in one of the newly remodeled horse barns. With many miles of trails to ride through the beautiful Pine Ridge, this makes a great place to camp and enjoy the outdoors. Fort Robinson campground offers group camping with equestrian facilities. The campground is open year round with electricity. Showers and water will be shut down during the winter months. Accommodations Fort Robinson State Park visitors can choose lodging from rooms in the 1909 enlisted men's quarters or "cabins" ranging from sleep 2 to 20 in the former officers quarters that date from 1874 to 1909. All "cabins" have kitchens, baths, living rooms and bedrooms. Several sleep 6 and all larger units have living rooms. Cabins are full housekeeping units furnished with blankets, towels, stoves, refrigerators, silverware and cooking utensils. You may also reserve a picnic shelter for your group or family reunion. Group and meeting facilities include Dodd Hall, Buffalo Soldier Barracks and the Mare Barn Annex. Dodd Hall and the Buffalo Soldier Barracks can seat up to 200 people and the mare Barn Annex seats up to 150 people. Don't forget asking about having the Fort Robinson Restaurant cater your next group or meeting event. The State Historical Society operates a museum and many restored or reconstructed exhibit buildings to interpret the Fort's history. Visit the new exhibit The Clash of the Mammoths at the Trailside Museum of Natural History. A fossil find unlike any other in the world! The University of Nebraska operates the Trailside Museum which interprets the geology and natural history of the region. The town of Chadron and Chadron State Park is less than 30 miles away. Guests can enjoy the sites and activities at both park locations. Visit the U.S. Forest Service, Toadstool Park, which is approximately 20 miles from Fort Robinson State Park. Toadstool Park is in a region of badlands formed on the flank of the Pine Ridge Escarpment near Crawford, NE. The landscapes offer stunning vistas of rugged badlands and the vast plains of North America's interior. Or approximately 20 miles away guests can visit the Hudson-Meng Museum & Archaeology Research Center, which is the world's largest Alberta Culture Bison Kill Site and museum.
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Reviewed by 4WARNER on July 29, 2012
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This State Park represents the single most historic area in the State of Nebraska, yet that fact is unknown to most, even those who live in the Big Red State.
Here you can teach your kids while you reeducate yourself on some diverse American history, from Crazy Horse's place of death and rich Native American history including the infamous "trail of tears", to the original regiment of Buffalo Soldiers, the valiant group of freed African American men who served our country with a dignity rarely seen.
If you're a fan of military horse or the dog regiments history, there are some unbelievable facts they can share with you in regard to how Fort Rob served the United States in those endeavors.
They offer low price, high value family adventure for any family.
There's a cool little early morning chuckwagon ride into the hills where they serve you a nice pancake breakfast for $10 per person that's a nice memory you can't find just anywhere.
The campgrounds are very nice with mature trees and wide sites. It's one of the top 5 or 7 best campgrounds in the state, but with so many fun opportunities for a family, it's probably the 2nd best overall State park in Nebraska.
Low cost horse riding, swimming, jeep rides over the surrounding Buttes, American History, and great family fun around a campfire at night is a tough summer vacation to beat!
Although Nebraska is a flat, agricultural state that's dominated by cornfields that produce the largest amount of the commodity in the nation, this Northwest corner of the state has many nice large tree and seems to be more fertile than most of greater Nebraska.
If a family is on their way to the Black Hills area, Fort Robinson is a fantastic place to stop for a night or two before heading North.
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