Scottsbluff welcomes visitors with two towering natural landmarks, Scotts Bluff National Monument and Chimney Rock. These iconic formations speak to the rich cultural and geographic history of the city, which was founded in 1900. Fans of the outdoors have no shortage of things to do in Scottsbluff, with the North Platte River close by and plenty of rugged rock to explore at the National Monument. Five Rocks Amphitheater in nearby Gering offers music fans and fans of the performing arts something to get excited about, airing movies and putting on festivals and concerts throughout the summer months. History buffs will want to check out the areas copious museums and participate in the Oregon Trail Wagon Train to learn the cultural and historical intricacies of the region.