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Whether you plan to spend a day, a week or a lifetime, we know you’ll enjoy your stay in this vibrant, historic community – where Old West meets New West! Indian camp
Sheridan lies in the valley of the Little and Big Goose Creeks, once the prized hunting grounds of the Plains Indians – the Crow, Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Lakota (Sioux) . . . where Indian leaders Red Cloud, and Crazy Horse took a final stand to keep the white man from their last and best hunting grounds, the valley below the Bighorn Mountains.
With its location on the Bozeman Trail, Sheridan was the center of turbulent 1800′s western expansion history. Known for its many battles, the “Bloody Bozeman” Trail traveled north to the rich gold fields of Montana. Eight Indian war and battles sites, most within 35 miles, included Fort Phil Kearny, Fetterman Battle and Wagon Box Fight (National Historic Landmark near Story) and the Little Bighorn Battlefield (90 miles north of Sheridan).
Early Photo Downtown SheridanToday history buffs relive those war days through the forts, battle sites, museums and interpretive walking trails. Remaining rich in western heritage, the town’s frontier spirit is manifested in a variety of cultural events, including 30 rodeos.
Sheridan’s Historic Main Street District, home to over 30 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, comes alive with unique specialty shops, and delightful historic trolley or walking tours.