Carhenge- Carhenge, which replicates Stonehenge, consists of the circle of cars, 3 standing trilithons within the circle, the heel stone, slaughter stone, and 2 station stones, and the Aubrey circle, named after Sir John Aubrey who first recognized the earthworks and great stones as a prehistoric temple in 1648. It was not until excavations in the 1920's that they were found to be holes cut to hold timbers uprights. A total of 56 holes were discovered and named Aubrey Holes in honor of John Aubrey's observation. Official website is http://www.carhenge.com
Knight Museum and Sandhills Center-
This innovative historical Museum features five areas of local history including: Life in the Sandhills, Native American life, Life in the Country, Life in the Town and The Railroad that tied it all together. The secondary theme of Rogues, Rascals, and Visionaries gives you a look at the personalities that settled the area but you’ll have to figure out who is what! Pioneer memorabilia, Native American artifacts and railroad history are some of the highlights of the collection. Visitors to the museum can get a glimpse of the life lived by the people who settled in the Nebraska Sandhills. The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center is famous for a broad range of genealogy research as most of the city and county records, and many Western Nebraska records are contained in a digital database as well as in the original form and all are available to the public. The Museum offers a large research room with microfilmed local newspapers, area authors, photos, and genealogical files. Many of the records are available online at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/boxbutte/ – - See more at: http://knightmuseum.com/#sthash.jbLTG51F.dpuf
Knight Museum Mission Statement: "The Knight Museum & Sandhills Center will continue to preserve, honor, and educate others about the history of Alliance and Western Nebraska and about the Sandhills pioneer spirit."
Official website is http://knightmuseum.com
Sallows Military Museum-
The museum opened in 2004 to honor all of those who have served our great country. See displays of varied military items, including firearms, flags, helmets, gas masks, medals, uniforms and accessories necessary to the every day survival of those who have given of themselves for this country.
Displays range from the Indian Wars, WWI, WWII, the Alliance Air Base, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraqui Freedom.
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