Introduction to Alliance, Nebraska
Alliance was originally known as Grand Lake. Its history traces back to the year 1888, when the then superintendent of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, G. W. Holdrege changed its name to Alliance. The community was named after Alliance, Ohio. The city is also known as "Cattle Capital of the World." It is the county seat of Box Butte County, which was established in 1886.
Alliance and nearby Attractions
- Dobby’s Frontier Town
- Knight Museum of the High Plains Heritage
- Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Bridgeport State Recreational Area
- Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Alliance
Alliance hosts festivals such as the Thunder on the Prairie Rod Run every June and the Cattle Capital Rodeo every July. There are many churches in Alliance, including the Calvary Assembly of God, the Alliance Christian Church, the First Baptist Church and the Church of Christ. The Sunken Gardens, the Carnegie Arts Center and the Central Park Fountain are also popular local spots.
Denver International is the nearest major airport.
Alliance Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Chadron State College, Western Nebraska Community College and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.