History, nature and recreation meet at Fort Robinson State Park, Western Nebraska?s premier park. Fort Robinson combines the sprawling landscape of Pine Ridge region, history of the old west, and premier recreational facilities and activities.
Fort Robinson served as a military outpost during the Indian wars. It saw action during the 1879 Cheyenne Outbreak led by Chief Morning Star. It was also a witness to the death of the famed Sioux Chief Crazy Horse. Throughout its history, the fort served as cavalry station, K-9 training center and even beef research station.
Today, the fort features the Fort Robinson Museum managed by the Nebraska State Historical Society. The state park is also open to the public for recreational activities. Visitors can visit the main fort on horse-drawn carriages. Picnicking, camping and trail hiking are just few of the activities guests can enjoy here.