Museum of the High Plains and Carnegie Library
421 Norris Ave, McCook, NE 69001
The Museum of the High Plains in McCook has one thing that most museums do not: wreckage from the crash of an alien UFO. Well, maybe. Is the translucent green chunk of “glass” an artifact from a UFO that crashed near Benkelman in the late 1800s and was reported by newspapers, or is it end-of-shift leftover glass from a 7-Up bottling plant in North Platte? You can decide for yourself while looking at the museum’s railroad and pioneer history. McCook’s former Carnegie Library is next door and is also full of interesting exhibits.