Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Area Attractions

HikingChadron State College offers wonderful opportunities for you to step outside your boundaries and experience a new way of life, to meet new friends and grow into a different person.

At Chadron State College you can become involved in activities you have never done before or ones that may be familiar to you. You may enjoy professional speakers, performers and intramural sports, or choose to join one or more of the 55 clubs on campus. Step off campus and the friendly, small-town community will welcome you to bowling, movies, dancing, golfing and more.

You will get to meet interesting new people and enjoy an array of events and programs while living in a beautiful and unique area of Nebraska. The Chadron area's pine trees, hills, creeks and trails offer a variety of outdoor activities. Within a day's drive are attractions in the Black Hills of South Dakota and the Rocky Mountain regions of Wyoming and Colorado.

Please visit us, and see for yourself why so many people fall in love with Chadron State College and the area!

Chadron is located…

  • 42.82° N, 103° WButtes
  • 5 miles from the Nebraska National Forest
  • 8 miles from Chadron State Park
  • 27 miles from Fort Robinson State Park
  • 60 miles from the Hot Springs Mammoth Site
  • 80 miles from Agate Fossil Beds
  • 100 miles from Mount Rushmore

“Sports Afield” magazine named Chadron one of the 50 best outdoor sports towns in the nation for three years running. “Hooked on the Outdoors” magazine has named Chadron one of the top mountain biking towns in the country.


BandCSC is a community that encourages involvement. Students can meet a variety of people in settings ranging from sand volleyball to study groups. These social experiences will enhance your ability to interact successfully with others once you leave the college environment. A wide variety of activities found on and off campus include golfing, hiking, bowling, indoor and outdoor swimming, hunting, state park adventures, volunteer opportunities and visits to our three museums.

Area Opportunities

CSC students frequently make trips to Denver, Colo., and Rapid City, S.D., for concerts, sporting events and an assortment of cultural activities.

More Information

For more information on area attractions, check out our visitor's page.