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TOP 20 SITES

Sheridan's wealth of history is on display at any of the region's premier museums

IN & AROUND SHERIDAN


+BIGHORN MOUNTAIN RANGE

BIGHORN MOUNTAIN RANGE

The Cloud Peak Wilderness offers a wealth of outdoor recreationOver one million acres of scenic mountains, valleys, alpine trees forests, lakes, waterfalls and rapids including the magnificent Cloud Peak Wilderness.

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+CLOUD PEAK WILDERNESS

CLOUD PEAK WILDERNESS

BighornsThe wilderness areas are located in the most rugged portion of the range and are destinations for those who really desire their outdoor excursions. With 106 million acres of Bighorn National Forest encompassing 180,000 acres of wilderness, encounter tranquil, secluded streams, and some of the finest fishing around. Those wild waters, along with trophy reservoirs and private streams and ponds, provide ample opportunity to test your mettle against a variety of trout. The Bighorns provide a winter wonderland! Ride the range by snowmobile on more than 218 miles of top-ten rated trails in the Bighorn Mountain Trail System. Cross-country trails are abundant in wide-open meadows and on telemark hillsides. Deep snows, spectacular scenery and the vastness of the West are why people ride the Bighorns. Also enjoy watching and photographing hang gliders from across the nation as they soar above the Bighorn Mountains at Sand Turn west of Sheridan.

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+SIBLEY LAKE

SIBLEY LAKE

Bighorns315It is located on the east end of the Bighorns and is the largest Wyoming lake near Sheridan.

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+POWDER HORN GOLF GLUB

POWDER HORN GOLF CLUB

GolfNestled 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.

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+SAND TURN | HANG GLIDING

SAND TURN | HANG GLIDING

Hang Gliding is a common sight as you enter the Bighorn Mountains.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.

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+SHELL FALLS

SHELL FALLS

Top20Shell 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.

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+TONGUE RIVER CANYON

TONGUE RIVER CANYON

FeaturesWonderful hiking, stunning views, waterfalls and rapids. It begins in Dayton, Wyoming, just 22 miles north of Sheridan.

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+HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SHERIDAN

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SHERIDAN

DowntownSheridanWhether 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.

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+FT. PHIL KEARNY

FT. PHIL KEARNY

FPKFort 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.

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+WYO THEATER

WYO THEATER

WYOTheaterThe WYO is a live performance venue, originally built in 1923, featuring national and regional touring in downtown Sheridan.

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+TRAIL END HISTORIC SITE

TRAIL END STATE HISTORIC SITE

TrailEndFrom 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.

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+THE BRINTON MUSEUM

THE BRINTON MUSEUM

BrintonMuseumExquisite 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.

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+KING'S MUSEUM

KING’S MUSEUM

KingsTruly 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.

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+SHERIDAN COUNTY MUSEUM

SHERIDAN COUNTY MUSEUM

SheridanCtyMuseumBegin 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!

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+SHERIDAN WYO RODEO

SHERIDAN WYO RODEO

All-Nations-Indian-Relay-smallSheridan 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!

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+POLO at the EQUESTRIAN CENTER

POLO

BHECsmFinalHere 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!

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+STORY FISH HATCHERY

STORY FISH HATCHERY

FishHatcheryOpen 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.

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+WALKING PATHS & PARKS

WALKING PATHS & PARKS

PathwaysExplore 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.

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+ELK/BUFFALO @ KENDRICK PARK

ELK & BUFFALO IN KENDRICK PARK

ElkKendrick 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.

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+THE MINT BAR

THE MINT BAR

MintBarHigh 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.

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