The Small-Town Bells Of The Prairie Collection Is A Charming Gift From The Past In Nebraska

Everyone knows that one person who’s been building a collection of something for years and years. Whether it’s your aunt with her ceramic chickens or your coworker with a whole room full of model airplanes, there are some truly dedicated collectors out there. One such collector is Jim Mies, a man who loves to share his hobby with everyone who happens to pass by his home in Elgin.

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There is no fee to visit the Bells of the Prairie display. It’s located on Hwy 14 in Elgin; just follow the road through town and you can’t miss it.

While you’re in the area, take a little trip to Neligh, Nebraska, where you’ll find a beautifully preserved old grist mill.

Address: NE-14, Elgin, NE, USA