TOP 20 SITES
Bighorn Mountain Range
Over one million acres of scenic mountains, valleys, alpine trees forests, lakes, waterfalls and rapids including the magnificent Cloud Peak Wilderness.
It is located on the east end of the Bighorns and is the largest Wyoming lake near Sheridan.
Cloud Peak Wilderness Area
It is located entirely within Bighorn National Forest, the wilderness was established in 1984 in an effort to preserve the wildest section of the Bighorn Mountains. The wilderness has the highest peaks in the Bighorn Mountains including Cloud Peak and Black Tooth Mountain, as well as Cloud Peak Glacier, the only remaining active glacier in the Bighorn Mountains. The Cloud Peak Wilderness is 189,039 acres.
Tongue River Canyon
Wonderful hiking, stunning views, waterfalls and rapids. It begins in Dayton, Wyoming, just 22 miles north of Sheridan.
Sand Turn with Hang Gliders
Spectators may watch and photograph hang gliding from across the nation as they soar above & beyond the Bighorn Mountains at Sand Turn, just west of Sheridan.
Shell Falls is the thundering heartbeat of the magnificent Bighorn Mountains. There is a quality of the sublime in all waterfalls, but especially in Shell Falls. The crashing sensation of falling water can be felt through the soles of your feet, and the water’s sound has a way of soothing the traveler.
Powder Horn Golf Club
Nestled in the arms of the Bighorn Mountains lies Wyoming’s Golf Capital! Rich in western history, this fine and friendly locale lies central to three of the state’s finest golf courses. Come play and enjoy any of these four championship courses that offer fantastic mountain views.
Historic Downtown Sheridan
Whether you are out for an afternoon stroll or dinner, a movie or live theatre, we have it all downtown. There are 46 buildings registered in the National Registry of Historic Places.
Fort Phil Kearny
Fort Phil Kearny is a National Historic Landmark of the most fought over Military Post on the Northern Plains. Today the site offers four interpretive trails, a bookstore, museum, video and picnic grounds.
The WYO is a live performance venue, originally built in 1923, featuring national and regional touring in downtown Sheridan.
Trail End Historic Site
From its authentically furnished rooms to its finely manicured lawns, the Trail End State Historic Site displays an elegantly different aspect of Wyoming’s colorful ranching history. Built in 1913, Trail End was the home of John Kendrick. A cattle rancher who ended up as Governor of Wyoming and United States Senator.
The Brinton Museum
Exquisite Art in an ideal setting. This is a true 1920’s gentleman’s working ranch situated in the breathtaking foothills of the Bighorn Mountains and tour Mr. Brinton’s ranch house filled with exquisite works by the finest Western artists of his era.
Truly a must-see, King’s Museum is one of the best western museums in the nation, showcasing a fabulous collection of cowboy memorabilia gathered during the many years of Don King’s interest and business in saddle making. The collection is comprised of hundreds of saddles, wagons, chaps, spurs, antique guns, Indian artifacts and collections from every facet of the western life-style, as well as a variety of wild game animals.
Sheridan County Museum
Begin your journey by exploring a regional perspective on the history of the American West, from ranching and rodeos to Indian Wars and underground coal mining. Explore the Past! Discover the West!
Sheridan WYO Rodeo
Sheridan WYO Rodeo, is one of the top professional rodeos in North America with the world’s top cowgirls and cowboys. Join in on the WYO Rodeo fun!
Polo at the Equestrian Center
Here you will find some of the world’s greatest polo players for a season of fast paced, artistically played polo. They are located just outside Sheridan in the foothills of the majestic Bighorn Mountains. Spectators are encouraged to come to Sunday polo for an afternoon of tailgating and the admission is free!
Story Fish Hatchery
Open year-round, the Story Fish Hatchery was built in 1907 and is a beautiful, scenic 20 mile ride from Sheridan and is a perfect spot for a family outing or picnic.
Walking Paths and Parks System
Explore and enjoy the paths around town. In addition to providing connections to many of the city’s parks and points of interest, the pathway system provides recreational opportunities including walking, jogging, cycling, and rollerblading.
Elk and Buffalo in Kendrick Park
Kendrick Park is home to a buffalo and elk refuge. This is a perfect place for a picnic lunch alongside Goose Creek in the shade of the cottonwood trees.
High on every visitor’s list of Sheridan locations to experience first-hand is the famed Mint Bar, opened in 1907, the place where inspiration struck Annie Proulx. It is an exotic, lively, and evocative place which, thankfully, has stubbornly refused to bury its grand history.