Top 5 Things to do in Crawford, United States

November 8, 2017 Russell Mellin

Crawford is a city in Dawes County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. The population was 997 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated in 1886 and was named for the late Captain Emmet Crawford who had previously been stationed at nearby Fort Robinson.
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1. Fort Robinson State Park

3 MI West of Craw Frd, Crawford, NE 69339-0392 +1 308-665-2900
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4.5 based on 197 reviews

Fort Robinson State Park

Reviewed By gaylynnclnc - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

There is so much history here that it is fun to walk in the places soldiers did so long ago.
Some of the buildings have been maintained for overnight rental/accommodations, others are "preserved" to showcase this tiny window into history.
Some of the items are run down and could use some TCL, but it is a cool experience, and I would do it again. The theater here is also very good but plan ahead to get tickets as they can be hard to come by.

2. Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Research & Visitor Center

18 Meng Drive, Crawford, NE +1 308-432-0300
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Research & Visitor Center

Reviewed By Carol A S - Marietta, Georgia

The 20-acre site features a bone bed of more than 600 extinct bison (Bison antiquus) which roamed the area about 10,000 years ago. The bones are densely packed and in a remarkable stage of preservation. Many skeletons are articulated; most are cows or calves. During the summer you can watch paleontologists excavate and preserve bones and artifacts. You are encouraged to debate whether the site was a kill site of early Native Americans or a mass death from natural causes such as a lightning strike. The site is seldom crowded, and enthusiastic volunteers offer a personalized tour of the bone bed and exhibits. Much more interesting than dry old bones exhibited in a museum, the site makes the past come alive, and sparks the imagination. Drive north from Crawford, NE on Route 2, and then follow signs to Toadstool Geologic Park. After about 7 miles there will be a turnoff to the the Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Research & Visitor Center. During the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) the site is open 9-5. There is a $5 admission charge for adults, children 5-12 =$3, Seniors 60 or older = $4.50). Nearby is the Toadstool Geologic Park, with fabulous eroded badlands. A three-mile trail connects the two sites, or about 12 miles driving along dirt roads.

3. Fort Robinson History Museum

3200 Highway 20, Harrison, NE 69339-3112 +1 308-665-2919
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Fort Robinson History Museum

Reviewed By ConnieInArizona

Fort Robinson is Nebraska's treasure. So many places to visit on the late 19th century post. Many original buildings still stand. You can even stay in an original officers Adobe or brick home. Great camping sites, too

4. Trailside Museum of Natural History

U.s 20, Crawford, NE 69339 +1 308-665-2929
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Trailside Museum of Natural History

Reviewed By coloradofcn - Loveland, Colorado

This museum gives you lots of history about mammals all found within 20 miles of the area. Upstairs are some co.fyi you he's and rockers for the parents or grandparents to rest while the younger ones do a few free projects. Downstairs is the gift shop with reasonable prices for souvenirs. The price of admission is good for your stay at Ft. Robinson. Worth the stop when you want to see fossils.

5. Gibbons Honey Farm

102 Main St, Crawford, NE 69339-1024 +1 308-665-2847
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Gibbons Honey Farm

Reviewed By ron r

Everything possible honey related. Honey, mint honey, honey sticks, honey balm, hand made honey soap, honey everything...

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