Area Attractions

If you're planning on visiting Crawford or just want to see what other attractions are in our area, here is a short summary of them.

Dawes County Historical Museum

The Dawes County Historical Museum is located south of Chadron, Nebraska, some 26 miles from Crawford. In addition to the large main building, which houses numerous unique displays pertaining to the Chadron/Crawford area, the museum has on its grounds a schoolhouse from the 1890's, a pioneer church, a retired caboose, and more! Please visit their web page for more information.

Fort Robinson Museum

The Fort Robinson Museum is housed in the 1905 post headquarters at Fort Robinson, Nebraska (now a state park). Located three miles west of Crawford on US Highway 20, the museum features a large variety of exhibits that tell the colorful history of Fort Robinson. More information can be found at the Fort Robinson Museum website.

Museum of the Fur Trade

The Museum of the Fur Trade is located 25 miles from Crawford in Chadron, directly east of town on Highway 20. The complex features a large, Spanish-style main building with numerous informative displays on fur traders, Indians, and mountain men. Also on the grounds is the restored Bordeaux Trading Post, which was painstakingly rebuilt in 1956 on the original structure's foundation. Information about the museum can be found online at

Sioux County Museum

The Sioux County Museum is located 25 miles west of Crawford at 130 Main St. in Harrison, Nebraska. The museum features several buildings, including a historic schoolhouse and telephone office. All are filled with numerous artifacts and exhibits related to the past of Harrison and Sioux County. The museum's phone number is 1.308.668.2110.

Trailside Museum of Natural History

The Trailside Museum of Natural History, a branch museum of the University of Nebraska State Museum, is located in the historic Army Theatre at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. This museum includes an art gallery an extensive collection of fossil remains, including two large mammoths whose tusks interlocked in an Ice Age battle. The official museum website can be found here.