Historical Sites around Ainsworth, NE

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Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park

Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park
NE Hwy 61, 1.5 mi. N., 2 mi. E.
Merriman, NE
The park preserves a turn-of-the-century working cattle ranch. The ranch house, outbuildings and visitor center contain displays devoted to the ext...
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Ash Hollow State Historical Park

Ash Hollow State Historical Park
4265 Highway 26
Lewellen, NE
Sweet spring water made Ash Hollow SHP near Lewellen a major stopover on the Overland Trail and prompted prehistoric Indians to use it, too. Ruts e...
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Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park
86930 517th Ave
Royal, NE
About 12 million years ago, a volcano in southwest Idaho spread a blanket of ash over a very large area. One or two feet of this powdered glass cov...
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Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd
North Platte, NE
Home of famed showman scout William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP at North Platte recaptures the life and career of the famed Pony...
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Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock Trail
Bayard, NE
Designated the Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Chimney Rock is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks for pioneer travelers on the ...
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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
4480 Fort Lincoln Rd
Mandan, ND
Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important infantry and cavalry post. It was from this for...
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Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
201 S 7th St
Fort Calhoun, NE
The first U.S. military post west of the Missouri River, Fort Atkinson was established in 1820 on recommendation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition....
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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
82038 Fort Avenue
Burwell, NE
Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Indians in the North Loup Rive...
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Fort Kearny State Historical Park

Fort Kearny State Historical Park
1020 V Rd
Kearney, NE
Built to protect Overland Trail travelers, Fort Kearny SHP near Kearney was a stage station, home station for the Pony Express, outfitting depot fo...
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Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

Fort Sisseton Historic State Park
11907 434th Avenue
Lake City, SD
Named after the nearby Sisseton Indian Tribe, this historic fort is now a picturesque state park that unfolds the area's past. Walk the grounds whe...
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John G. Neihardt State Historic Site

John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
306 W. Elm Street
Bancroft, NE
The John G. Neihardt Center is located on the property occupied by John Neihardt when he lived and worked in Bancroft, Nebraska. In the early 1960s...
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Rock Creek Station State Historical Park

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
57426 710th Rd
Fairbury, NE
Rock Creek Station might have faded into obscurity, like so many other stage and Pony Express stations, except for one fateful day in 1861. On &nbs...
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