Windlass Hill at Ash Hollow State Park carries scars from countless wagons that made the steep descent into the North Platte Valley. Abundant water and trees made it a favorite resting place. The park is 1 1/2 miles southeast of Lewellen on Highway 26. The Ash Hollow Pageant is on Father’s Day weekend. (308) 778-5548.
West of town 1 1/2 miles along Highway 26 is the Blue Water Battlefield marker. It marks the site of an Army raid that destroyed a Lakota village.
Lewellen, at the west end of Lake McConaughy, features The Most Unlikely Place, a 1908 silent-movie theater that is now a cafe and art gallery. Just south on Main Street is 17 Ranch Winery.