Ash Hollow State Historical Park is 3 mi. s.e. on US 26. The 1,000-acre park lies on an unusual geologic stratum that exemplifies the landscape of the central Great Plains just before the ice age. Pioneers were welcomed by the springs of Ash Hollow, an oasis in their otherwise treeless trek from the Missouri River. The first major battle between the U.S. Army and the Native Americans of the North Plains took place in 1855 at nearby Blue Creek.
Windlass Hill, 2.2 miles south on US 26, has informational signs as well as a walkway to the crest of the hill, where ruts carved by thousands of wagons can be seen.