For the safety of our visitors and staff, Trailside Museum will operate with limited hourly capacities to allow social distancing measures. We encourage those interested in visiting to purchase their tickets in advance to guarantee entrance at the desired time. Tickets will be available one week in advance. 

Visitors are requested to adhere to social distancing practices and maintain 6 feet between themselves and any party that isn’t theirs while exploring the museum. Elephant footprints on floors within exhibits will serve as distancing guides. Hand sanitizer stations will be available in throughout the museum. We encourage visitors to consider wearing a mask while exploring the exhibits and gift shop. 

Trailside Public Hours

April 1 – May 31 Thursday – Sunday 9:30am – 4:30pm
June 1 – September 5 Wednesday – Sunday 9:30am – 4:30pm
September 6 – October 31 Wednesday – Sunday 9:30am – 4:30pm

Admission (tax not included)

Admission plus valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit required.

Adults (ages 19+) $4.00
Children (ages 5-18) $2.00
Young Children (ages 4 and under) FREE


The museum is located at beautiful, historic Fort Robinson State Park. Three miles west of Crawford, Nebraska, on Highway 20, about 2 hours from Interstate 80.


The main floor of the museum where the exhibits and restrooms are located is wheelchair accessible. The gift and rock shops, located on a lower level, are not wheelchair accessible.

Youth Activity Safety Policy

School and youth groups please read the University of Nebraska Lincoln Youth Activity Safety Policy before your visit.