Welcome to Alliance, Nebraska!

Located in the high plains on the western edge of the Nebraska Sandhills, Alliance was originally called Grand Lake due to the large alkalai lake that once covered the area. Many alkalai lakes may still be found in the area of Alliance. The railroad came through in 1888 and the name was changed to Alliance. There are several versions of why the name was changed. One version relates that it was due to the area being a junction point for two railroads. The railroads still play a major part in Alliance's economy as a large yard for coaltrains is in Alliance. Alliance boasts a population of over 9,000 people and it is the county seat for Box Butte County.

The City of Alliance proudly offers much to the visitor and citizen alike. The eccentric Carhenge is just north of town on highway 87. It was the site for thousands who came to experience the 2017 total solar eclipse. Carhenge now belongs to the City of Alliance and there is no charge to visit.

Further north on highway 87 you will find the astonishing Greenhouse in the Snow. An idea laughed at and scoffed that came to reality with the determination and knowledge of Russ Finch who grows tropical plants on a low energy budget.

When its time to eat, Alliance boasts several excellenct local eateries including the number one rated Ken and Dale's with several guitars decorating the walls and blues music playing in the background. A great bottle of wine and steak dinner can be found here. Newberrys, located at 402 Box Butte Ave, Alliance, NE 69301-3344, telephone 308-761-1300, is a coffee shop with salad and wrap choices for lunch. Also with healthy eats in mind, there is Cardio Connection at 502 Box Butte Ave, 5th Street Entrance, Alliance, NE 69301. Ethnic choices include Wonderful Chinese Kitchen and Mi Ranchito.

In town you have several unique musuems to choose from including The Knight Musuem and Sandhills Center, located at 908 Yellowstone Ave, Alliance, NE 69301 or reached by telephone at (308) 762-2384 and the Sallows Military Museum at 1101 Niobrara Ave. Alliance, NE 69301, telephone (308)762-2385. The Carnegie Arts Center should be on your schedule for a visit. The CAC is located at 204 W 4th Street, Alliance, NE 69301. Dobby's Frontier Town is a one of a kind museum consisting of 19 buildings saved over the years to preserve the essence of life on the high plains of Nebraska. Visit their website here for an introduction to the fun and education you will discover at Dobby's.

For your four-legged traveling companion, stop and let them run at Wiggly Field Dog Park which is located at 16th and Box Butte Avenue in Alliance, Nebraska. Visit the website here.

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