Crawford, Nebraska


Crawford Museum

The Crawford Historical Society and Museum is located at 341 Second Street and is open Monday through Saturday - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment at (308) 665-2475. Admission is free. Research volunteers are available and the museum is a member of the Nebraska Memories Project.

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Prairie Agate Rock Shop

The blue agate is Nebraska's state gemstone and only found in the Pine Ridge area of the State of Nebraska. Available for sale at the Prairie Agate Rock Shop

There are several attractions to visit in the Crawford area, the most well known being Fort Robinson.

Further out lay 95,000 acres of prairie grasslands known as the Oglala National Grassland. Hiking and nature studies are encouraged here on this federally maintained preserve.


Fort Robinson State Park is the largest state park in Nebraska encompassing 22,000 acres. The site was recommended by early explorer scouts Lewis and Clark. The park offers trail rides, cookouts, hiking, jeep rides and wildlife viewing. You can rent bicycles, attend a free rodeo, partake in a buffalo stew cookout and sing under the stars around a campfire.

Attractions: The Nebraska State Historical Society maintains a Fort Robinson museum with interpretive exhibits in the 1905 Post Headquarters. There are interpretive exhibits and the entire history of the fort. A Sioux Ghost Dance shirt is on display.

The Post Playhouse was established in 1967 and the productions for the 2016 season will include "The Addams Family"," Beauty & the Beast", "Cabaret", "Legally Blonde, the musical", and "Monty Python's Spamalot"!

The park is open year round. A park permit is required and there are camping fees.

Located approximately 30 miles south of the South Dakota border, Crawford, Nebraska offers the following places to stay:

  • Nebraska High Country website
  • High Plains Homestead
  • Creekside Bed and Breakfast
  • Ponderosa Ranch is a working ranch located ten miles south of Crawford, Nebraska which offers rentable cabins at $50.00 per night. (Check with the owners for current rates) From May to October you can "be" a rancher and help with the ranch work. Phone - 308-665-1585. Ponderosa Ranch

    There is much to see in the Crawford, Nebraska area. Click here Off the Beaten Path

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