“Nebraska’s Top Town”

Photo by Steve & Bobbi Olson

The Sioux County Historical Museum in Harrison chronicles Sioux County from settlement through the 20th century. (308) 668-2110. For a scenic side trip head north from town on Sowbelly Road. In 1876, the 5th U.S. Cavalry fought a band of Cheyenne at what is known as Warbonnet Battlefield. Buffalo Bill is said to have killed Cheyenne warrior Yellow Hand during the fight. Go three miles east of Harrison on Highway 20, then 16 miles north on Pants Butte Road, then four miles east on Montrose Road. Monuments to the soldiers and Yellow Hand are on a conical hill north of the church.

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is home to an important collection of Native American artifacts. Visitors can walk among the fossils of ancient animals. Located 22 miles south of Harrison or 34 miles north of Mitchell on Highway 29. (308) 668-2211.

Contact the Harrison Community Club at (308) 668-2466.