Alliance, Nebraska: Dobby's Frontier Town

Since 1988 until his death, Kenneth "Dobby" Lee collected and moved buildings to create his own Frontier Town near his home.
Address:
325 E. 25th St., Alliance, NE
Directions:
North edge of town, on the north side of Nance Rd/E. 25th St. a half-mile west of Hwy 87.
Hours:
Apr-Oct Tu-Su 10 am - 6 pm. Winter by appt. Festival 3rd weekend Sept. (Call to verify)
Phone:
308-762-4321
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Dentist equipment.

Dobby's Frontier Town

If you're in town to see Carhenge, this is worth a stop as well and just down the street. The highlights include a bordello, a mortician, a small working distillery and a dentist, though there are plenty more buildings to visit. It is a bizarre mix of period relics and more modern items they happened to find to fill in the gaps. A local group has been managing it and continues to expand since the passing of Dobby.

[Laura Kicey, 06/10/2014]

Mortician.

Dobby's Frontier Town

In the same town as Carhenge, 82-year-old Kenneth "Dobby" Lee has collected, moved and renovated a dozen buildings, including a funeral home, saloon and bordello. He's creating Frontier Town near his home since 1988. He hosts a 2-day free festival in mid-September staffed by historic re-enactors.

[Kirk Bellar, 06/15/2004]

June 2014: photo added.

Nearby Offbeat Places

CarhengeCarhenge, Alliance, NE - 2 mi.
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Museum of the Fur TradeMuseum of the Fur Trade, Chadron, NE - 49 mi.
In the region:
Chimney Rock, Bayard, NE - 37 mi.

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