Scotts Bluff National Monument is one of three historic places in Nebraska recognized by the U.S. government as national monuments. President Woodrow Wilson made the designation back in 1919. On a clear day, you see for forever…or almost forever, at the top of Scotts Bluff. In fact, Laramie Peak, 100 miles to the West, appears on the horizon. Those early settlers walking the Oregon Trail must have been stunned to find it!