If you've got a penchant for horse-drawn buggies, you might want to figure in a trip to Homestead National Monument of America in the coming months, as there's a collection of horse-drawn buggies on display there.
The monument, located near Beatrice, Nebraska, has the collection on loan from Dean Thornburg. The free display can be seen in the monument's Education Center building through March 2012.
The buggies are similar to those used by early homesteaders in the Midwest. Even for people will little horse experience, a horse and buggy was relatively easy to manage, according to monument officials, who add that "until the 20th century, horse and buggies could be seen everywhere from rural communities to the inner city.
The monument is located four miles west of Beatrice. It's open for visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no entrance fee charged.