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Dobby's Frontier Town

320 East 25th Street, Alliance, NE 69301
308 762-4321
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Alliance
Type: History Museums
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This "town" consists of many old buildings that have been moved from other sites, plus some that have been constructed in old style in order to represent particular town functions (and to hold collected artifacts). It is a slow paced pace to be explored at leisure; someone volunteered to guide us, so we learned a lot, but there isn't a... More

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Long Island, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

With all the rushing around today and the focus on electronic gadgets, it was nice to be able to go someplace that focused on the simpler times of days past. We visited on a Sunday so we weren't sure if they would be open. When we arrived we were greeted by Craig, the "Sheriff" of the town. He is also... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Dobby's Frontier Town sits on the north edge of Alliance, NE. This non-profit organization is giving a glimpse into the past, using some buildings that have moved to the site, and some buildings built in a rustic fashion to represent the frontier life. This attraction is free to visit, but donations are certainly welcome, as donations fund the future development... More

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Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I've heard they have made many improvements since my visit here. It is a great place to get some neat photographs. Your experience may be better than average, depending on what time of year you go and if there are any events going on at the time.

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Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

you wil not "walk the streets of a frontier town" - you will however walk through someone's backyard and look at the homemade structures. Seriously, skip this

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Hot Springs, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Dobby's Frontier Town is one of the greatest attractions of Western Nebraska. Enjoy the nostalgia of days gone by. See how your ancestors and the early settlersf lived..old bldgs. restored the old town come alive...take the tours..go back in time...plan to attend the Fall Festival. Sasparilla at the old saloon, watch the Blacksmith, shootouts, the Candy Snap, old store, bale... More

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Alliance, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Dobby's Frontier Town has improved greatly since I wrote my last review. This is a project in process. Since I wrote my last review, the group in charge has finished four new buildings and has really shaped things up! They just got done having their annual Fall Festival which is truly a great treat. You will not believe the action,... More

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Alliance, Nebraska
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

A great labor of love and an interesting slice of frontier life. Definitely worth the stop to tour the buildings and get a taste of earlier times...their fall festival always offers a full experience with many talented people offering their skills to bring the frontier town to life!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

visited off season. like a little ghost town - kind of scary and melancholy. ran away screaming after seeing mannequin face in bar window.

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Alliance, Nebraska
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

If you are into history and fun this is the place to go! This is a great educational stop for kids and adults alike. The "town" was started in 1987 by Dobby Lee and he had the foresite to start preserving local buildings and antiques, collecting them and assembling them on 25th Street in Alliance. If you can make it... More

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