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Panhandle Nebraska

Dobby's Frontier Town - Hitch up your wagon, load up the family and come out west to experience a moment in time at Dobby's Frontier Town. See hands-on what life was like in a small frontier town nestled in the gently rolling grasslands of the Nebraska Sandhills.

Dawes County Historical Museum - The Museum Grounds include the log house and barn, 1890s schoolhouse, pioneer church and C & NW caboose. The 9,000 square foot Museum houses an impressive collection of area antiques including displays of a general store, a hospital room, blacksmith tools, farm machinery, vintage quilts, a railroad room, and more.

Museum of the Fur Trade - The museum's exhibits trace the everyday lives of the British, French, and Spanish traders, voyageurs, mountain men, professional buffalo hunters, and typical Plains and Woodland Indians. Exhibits include the entire range of trade goods, including munitions, cutlery, axes, firearms, textiles, costumes, paints, and beads.

The Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of Geology - Museum highlights include fossils, minerals and rocks from Black Hills pegmatite mines, meteorites, agates, and rock-forming minerals from around the world.

Trailside Museum of Natural History - The museum is located at beautiful, historic Fort Robinson State Park. Learn about the Fossil Freeway then step back in time as you visit many exceptional sites along this route, which exhibit rare and remarkable treasures from our prehistoric past.

Legacy of the Plains Museum - Step back in time as you visit the North Platte Valley Museum in Gering. The Museum complex consists of the main building with 10,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Exhibits include tools, clothing and home furnishings of the early settlers, a print shop, general store, school room, parlor, kitchen, blacksmith, horse drawn equipment and much more.

Farm & Ranch Museum - Explore the history of farm and ranch equipment with vintage horse-drawn and steam powered machines.

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center - The Center celebrates the life and literature of Mari Sandoz and the culture of the High Plains through the acquisition, preservation, display, and interpretation of archival materials, records, documents, books, specimens, and artifacts of this region.

West Nebraska Arts Center - The Gallery at WNAC features local, national and international artists and represents a wide variety of visual art styles and techniques. The gallery features a new exhibit each month.

Wildlife World - Just what the name suggests: A world with a collection of over 500 wild animals from seven continents of pre-historic animals, birds, butterflies and other species natural to the western Nebraska area.

Carhenge - Just north of Alliance Nebraska, along Highway 87, stands a replication of Stonehenge, England's ancient mystical alignment of stones that chart the sun and moon phases. Stonehenge stands alone on a plain in England. Carhenge, created from vintage American made automobiles, towers over the plains of Nebraska.

Riverside Zoo - Riverside's 22-acre zoo features a diverse collection of both native and exotic wildlife exhibits. Riverside Zoo has a collection of over 300 animals, representing more than 97 species, and provides an up-close encounter with wildlife in a lush park setting in Scottsbluff Nebraska.