Alan J. Bartels

Scotts Bluff County is located in Nebraska’s panhandle. The communities of Scottsbluff and Gering anchor this region of siltstone, sandstone, limestone and volcanic ash known as the Wildcat Hills. The communities have grown together and are only separated by the North Platte River and Terrytown, which sprouted on the south bank of the river in 1949.

Scotts Bluff County remains a land of pioneers and a fun frontier. Scotts Bluff National Monument, a former signpost for Mormon, Oregon and California Trail travelers, still rises 800 feet above the prairies. The nearby Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area features a nature center and opportunities for camping, hiking and wildlife viewing in this uniquely rocky area.

For more information contact the Scotts Bluff Area Visitors Bureau at or (308) 633-1808.

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