Box Butte County is located north of Morrill County in the state’s panhandle. The county is named after a large butte that resembles a box about 12 miles north of Alliance. Alliance is its largest town and county seat. Its 9,000 residents live about 58 miles northeast of Scottsbluff. Hemingford is a village of 800 about 18 miles northwest of Alliance.

Box Butte County might be a rural place, but it’s no stranger to tourists seeking beauty and oddities. Alliance is the home of Carhenge, Nebraska’s version of Stonehenge made out of old cars. It’s one of the most unique attractions in the state. Alliance also stands at the crossroads of Nebraska Highway 2 — the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway — and U.S Highway 385, the Gold Rush Byway.

Learn more about Box Butte County by contacting the Alliance Visitors’ Bureau at or (308) 762-3876.

Discover Activities in Box Butte County

  • Dobby’s Frontier Town old saloon

    Dobby’s Frontier Town

    Dobby’s Frontier Town is a historic village in Alliance with 26 buildings from the 1890s through Prohibition. Buildings include a general store and meat market, mortuary, log cabin built ...

  • Carnegie Arts Center

    The Carnegie Arts Center, housed in a historic 1911 building in Alliance, features local and regional artists. This center hosts renowned art shows, such as installations of original Rembrandt and ...

  • Stonehenge of cars in Alliance ebraska


    Carhenge, three miles north of Alliance, is one of the strangest attractions in Nebraska. The full-scale replica of England’s famous Stonehenge is made entirely from old cars. Local ...

  • Knight Museum and Sandhills Center

    Exhibits at the expansive Knight Museum and Sandhills Center span many aspects of Western life, including an extensive display of Native American artifacts, railroad memorabilia, military history from the ...

  • Sallows Military Museum

    The Sallows Military Museum features artifacts from the Alliance Army Air Base and Box Butte County in Alliance. Exhibits showcase history from all military branches....

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