State Parks Tagged With: Historical Park

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Nebraska City, NE
This beautiful estate in Nebraska City was home to J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. From its beginning in 1855 as a four-room frame house, the magnificent mansion grew to 52 rooms through sev
Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Lewellen, NE
Sweet spring water made Ash Hollow State Historical Park near Lewellen a major stopover on the Oregon and California trails and prompted prehistoric Indians to use it, too. Ruts etched by west-bound w
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park
Royal, NE
Nearly 12 million years ago, volcanic ash engulfed this ancient watering hole, entombing innumerable animals. National Geographic has called it the Pompeii of prehistoric animals. Because of its scien
Big Delta State Historical Park
Delta Junction, AK
One of the greatest aspects of coming to Alaska is learning about its tremendous history. At Big Delta State Historical Park, you get to take a walk through the past. This site was an important crossr
Bowring Ranch State Historical Park
Merriman, NE
Bowring Ranch near Merriman is a Hereford demonstration ranch, donated by former U.S. Senator Eve Bowring in memory of her husband. The ranch house displays fine antique china, crystal and silver, as
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
North Platte, NE
Home of famed showman scout William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park at North Platte recaptures the life and career of the famed Pony Express rider, Army scout and buff
Ernest Gruening State Historical Park
Juneau, AK
This is the site of the territorial Governor Ernest Gruening’s rustic summer home near Dotson’s Landing/Amalga Harbor. This site is a beautiful setting showing off Alaska’s political and natural hist
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park
Kodiak, AK
Few other units of the Alaska State Park System,which are comparable in size, possess the cultural and natural resources that are found in Fort Abercrombie. The historic ruins of a World War II coast
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Fort Calhoun, NE
One of the earliest U.S. military posts west of the Missouri River, Fort Atkinson was established in 1820 on recommendation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Located at Fort Calhoun, the fort was imp
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
Burwell, NE
Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Native Americans, and to protect the Pawnee from the war-like Sioux, in the North L
Fort Kearny State Historical Park
Kearney, NE
Originally a safe haven for Overland Trail travelers, Pony Express riders, and gold prospectors, Fort Kearny established in 1848, is now a state historical park preserved by the Nebraska Game and Park
Independence Mine State Historic Park
Wasilla, AK
Independence Mine State Historical Park is now managed by Salmon Berry Travel & Tours Gold Mint Trailhead is located in the Hatcher Pass Independence Mine State Historical Park, learn what is was lik
Old Sitka State Historical Park
Sitka, AK
In the early 1800s, Russians built a settlement at this site along Starrigavan Bay. Today, the site is designated as Old Sitka State Historical Park. Located 7 miles north of downtown Sitka, this park
Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Fairbury, NE
Rock Creek Station was a stage and Pony Express station established in 1857 that become notorious one fateful day in 1861. On that July afternoon, James Butler Hickok killed David McCanles there and b
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Ketchikan, AK
With the growth of non-Native settlements in Southeast Alaska in the early 1900's, and the decline of a barter economy, Natives moved to communities where work was available. The villages and totem po