A CHAT WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS . . .
Kick off your holiday season right this year and make plans to attend the Trail End Holiday Open House in Sheridan, Wyoming. This three-day event – a gift to the community by the Trail End Guilds – celebrates the season with live music and tasty treats served up in a historically elegant atmosphere complete with all the traditional trappings of the holidays. (more)
In addition to Trail End’s regularly displayed furnishings – nearly all original to the house – many additional Kendrick family items are included in the annual holiday exhibit. Visitors have an opportunity to see toys, sleds, skates, dishes, and Christmas cards from the 1910s, 20s and 30s, as well as a nativity scene made in Germany prior to World War Two. A tabletop “feather” tree will be on exhibit in Manville’s Bedroom.
This year’s focus exhibit is “No Time for Boredom: Making the Most of Leisure Time in a Screenless Society.” This whole-house display offers insight on the myriad of entertainment options available in the days before computer screens, television screens, cell phone screens and others. The exhibit will continue through December 2011.
The Holiday Open House is nearly the last opportunity for visitors to enjoy the historic site this year. Trail End is closed during the winter months, from December 15, 2010 through March 31, 2011. Over the winter, staff will be busy creating an audio tour for the facility. Stay tuned for further developments along those lines.
The Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Avenue in Sheridan (exit 23 off Interstate 90; turn onto Fifth Street; then left onto Clarendon). Parking for the Open House is available on Delphi, Clarendon and Victoria Streets. Limited handicapped parking is available in the circular drive between the Kendrick Mansion and the Carriage House Theater. An elevator provides access to the upper and lower floors for the mobility challenged.
Trail End is operated by the State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Division of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. For more information on the Trail End State Historic Site, the Holiday Open House or the Trail End Guilds, phone 307-674-4589, or visit their website at www.trailend.org. You can also catch up with Trail End on Facebook.
CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS STROLL
Does your Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving include fireworks, carolers, musicians, a beautifully decorated downtown, pictures with Santa and homemade chili? How about rides on a trolley, carriage, hay wagon or antique fire truck? No, then you need to come to Sheridan! (more)
SHOP HOLIDAY BAZAARS
November brings real “Norman Rockwell” vision to Sheridan’s Historic Districts and all who embrace Christmas and the Holidays! (more)
Enjoy the lights and glitter as you travel to each of the holiday craft bazaars at different locations through out the community for your holiday shopping pleasure:November 6, 2010
- Christmas Craft Bazaar. 9 am to 2 pm, at the Story Elementary School in Story, WY. Contact Patty Hoover at (307) 683-2452
- Big Horn Woman’s Club Christmas Bazaar, 9 am to 2 pm, at the Big Horn Woman’s Clubhouse in Big Horn, WY. Contact Lu Reeves at (307) 674-9711
November 13, 2010
- Christmas Bazaar. 8 am to 2 pm, at the First United Methodist Church, corner of Works and Tschirgi. Contact Janice Nielsen at (307) 674-7119 or the church office at (307) 672-9779
- Crafters’ Showcase bazaar. 8 am to 3 pm, at the Ranchester (WY) Town Hall multi-purpose room. Contact Kathie Stevens or Teri Laya at (307) 655-2283 for free table reservations
- Craft Fair Garage Sale. 8 am to 2 pm, at Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169, 1760 Commercial Park. Contact the Eagles at (307) 674-9010
- Holy Name Fall Boutique (holiday bazaar). 8 am to 2 pm, at the Parish Hall of Holy Name Catholic Church, 260 E. Loucks. Contact Liz Gale at (307) 752-7917
- St. Peter’s Christmas Bazaar. 9 am to 2 pm, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1 S. Tschirgi. Contact Linda Ernst at (307) 672-2293 or Kathy McNickle at (307)
- Holiday Bazaar in Dayton, 9 am to 2 pm, at the Dayton Community Hall in Dayton, WY. Contact (307) 655-9439
November 18, 2010
- SMH Christmas Craft Bazaar. 4:30 to 7:30 pm, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital (downstairs cafeteria area, conference rooms A&B), 1401 W. 5th St. Contact Lori Gross at (307) 672-1179
November 19-20, 2010
- Country Christmas Bazaar. Friday 5 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm, at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Contact Bea Hutson at (307) 672-8594
November 20, 2010
- Sunrise Fall Bazaar. 8 am to 2 pm, at Sunrise Assembly of God Church, 570 Marion. Contact Crystal O’Brien at (307) 674-6743
- Sheridan Swim Team Arts & Crafts Bazaar. 9 am to 4 pm, at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Contact Shirley McPheeters at (307) 674-4188 or (307) 752-6188
- Holiday Gift Bazaar. 9 am to 4 pm, at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Drive. Contact Cally Hoyt at (307) 751-5981 or Jody Sauers at (307) 751-5982
- Country Holiday Bazaar. 9 am to 4 pm, at the Sheridan Recreation building (the former Woodland Park Elementary School), 5135 Coffeen Ave. Contact Jean Gorzalka at (307) 655-5386. (also repeated on December 4)
December 3-4, 2010
- Homemakers’ Holiday Bazaar. (Dec 3rd evening and Dec 4th daytime) At 802 Lincoln Drive (across from the E 5th Street Mini-Mall) Contact Kim Tapani at (307) 672-7285
December 4, 2010
- Country Holiday Bazaar. 9 am to 4 pm, at the Sheridan Recreation building (the former Woodland Park Elementary School), 5135 Coffeen Ave. Contact Jean Gorzalka at (307) 655-5386
DREAMS REALIZED WHILE EMBRACING SHERIDAN . . .
Winner’s dream comes true, as highlighted in Ellen Lundquist’s excitement over their winning the summer’s $4,774 Sheridan Sweepstakes Package and their ensuing adventure in Sheridan and the Big Horn Mountains in August! (more)
Since I’m a spinner we had to go the Fiber House . . . What a great place and they were so pleasant and helpful. We also spent time exploring the wonderful history in the Sheridan County Museum before heading up to the Big Horn’s.
The drive up the Big Horn Mountains was breathtaking and the next 3 days of our stay at Bear Lodge Resort was so enjoyable. The accommodations were a log duplex, which was 2 stories and had a kitchen, dining room, living room and sleeping for 6 people! My grandson loved having the loft all to himself! And he granted them the best hamburgers of the trip, and believe me he knows his hamburgers! Way too much food, but boy it was delicious! The diet started as soon as I left Sheridan.
While at Bear Lodge we visited the Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark. It was a great walk and words cannot describe the feeling you get when you are at 9,600 foot elevation seeing this 80 foot diameter Medicine Wheel . . . You know that you are on sacred ground.
We also visited the Big Horn Visitor’s Center where we were able to identify an animal that we had seen on our walk as a marmot! The staff was so friendly and helpful and we came away with books and souvenirs of the area.
We were so sad to leave but had to head home from one of my greatest trips ever!!
RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET . . .
The Oldest Vaudeville Theater in Wyoming gears up for a hit season! Kicking off on October 23rd with the WYO Theater Benefit Gala: Return to the Forbidden Planet . . . One part Shakespeare (dare we say it, Fakespeare), one part sci-fi B Movie (The Forbidden Planet) and 10 parts rock n’ roll! (more)
- Saturday, October 23, 2010 – WYO Theater Benefit Gala: Return to the Forbidden Planet
- Thursday, November 4, 2010 – Mad Science: Star Trek
- Friday, November 19, 2010 – LA Guitar Quartet
- Friday, November 26, 2010 – Warren Miller Ski Film
- Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – Bradley Fields Presents: Mathemagic
- Sunday, February 11, 2011 – Richter Uzur Duo
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011 – Dallas Children’s Theater:Giggle, Giggle, Quack
- Sunday, February 20, 2011 – Kathy Mattea
- Wednesday, March 2, 2011 – Bill Harley
- Sunday, March 6, 2011 – Glenn Miller Orchestra
- Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:30PM – Molly’s Revenge
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011 – Mermaid Theater: Swimmy, Frederick & Inch By Inch
- April 1-3 & April 8-10, 2011 – WYO & CTG Co-Production: The Dead Guy
- Saturday, May 7, 2011 – Wyoming Plays the WYO
SPECTACULAR FALL FOLIAGE FROM BLACK HILLS TO BIG HORN MOUNTAINS
Where: Sheridan, WY from the Black Hills of SD. Interstate 90 is flanked by shades of gold, yellow, and terracotta with granite spires and mountains piercing the sky. Est. distance 250 miles. (more)
Stay: Sheridan’s accommodations range from hotels on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mill Inn, to the newest, Wingate and Hampton Inn, to the simple pleasures of dude ranches, smaller ‘mom & pop’ motels, and convention centers. Visit our website for a full listing of lodgingEat: The dining opportunities range from fine dining on the Historic Main Street District, to eating in a National Historic Landmark restaurant, and from down-home country-style to gourmet offerings that appeal to diverse audiences and are among the list of restaurants available in Sheridan
ONE OF WORLD’S LARGEST PRIVATE SADDLE COLLECTIONS!
Truly a must-see, Don King’s Western Museum, founded in 1989 is one of the best western museums in the nation, showcasing a fabulous collection of cowboy memorabilia gathered during the many years of Don’s interest and business in saddle making. (more)
ARTISTIC REFLECTION OF COMMUNITY’S HEART
Sheridan’s downtown in recent years has become as popular a draw for art lovers as it has traditionally been for shoppers. (more)
Literature, art and culture have been part of Sheridan’s foundation from the days, more than a century ago, when an opera house flourished on the third floor of the Cady Building on the corner of Main Street and Alger Avenue.The Cady’s third floor is gone, destroyed by a fire in the early 1900s, but the legacy remains. Art galleries may be found along Main Street and in Sheridan County’s outlying communities.In recent years, the city’s wealth of sculpture and stained glass has gained attention thanks to the Sheridan Public Art Committee, an organization of volunteers whose goal is to promote the area’s visual arts.
Among works highlighted in the brochure are the pair of cast-iron Civil War cannons that guard the Grand Army of the Republic graves in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery and the pair of bronze lion-dogs that greet visitors to Kendrick Park.
Also included are the sculptures, both publicly and privately owned, that line Main Street and both sides of Grinnell Plaza just off downtown Main Street, the paintings and bronzes outside and inside Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Alger Avenue, the nine “Resurrection windows” at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, “Joyful” at the YMCA, and exceptional murals in several Sheridan banks and businesses.
Additional paintings and sculptures are found at Sheridan College and Sheridan High School, in Whitney Commons park, at the Sheridan County Historical Museum, in the small museum at the Visitors Center itself, and at the Sheridan Senior Citizens Center, 211 Smith St.
All of the art is on display at no cost to the public, and the brochure, which includes a map for a self-guided tour of the locations, also is free.
By Janet Donoho, The Sheridan Press 2010 Tour Guide
EXCITING ATV TRAILS OR A STROLL THROUGH QUIET PINES?
The Big Horn Mountains extend from the plains and Great Basin area of Wyoming northward into south central Montana. (more)
Within the National Forest area, you can encounter grass prairies, evergreen forests, mountain meadows, rugged alpine peaks, dramatic canyons, arid desert lands and cascading waterfalls — all within a day’s journey.Whether you’re looking for an exciting ATV trail or a stroll through quiet pines, the Bighorn National Forest offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities.There are more than 1,000 miles of trails on the forest with a split between motorized and nonmotorized.Most nonmotorized trails are shared by hikers, mountain bikers, and horse riders. The Cloud Peak Wilderness has several rugged trails open to hiker and horse use only.
Motorized trails are open to vehicles 50 inches or less in width.
There are many locations open to camping as well as 32 campgrounds on the forest and thousands of miles of roads open to many types of use.
Winter brings 450 miles of groomed and ungroomed snowmobile trails and 50 miles of ski and snowshoe trails.
Trails on the Bighorn National Forest provide access to remote desert canyons, wide-open meadows, and high alpine vistas.
Please visit one of our offices in Sheridan, Lovell or Buffalo for current conditions, maps, lists of recreation opportunities, and specific forest rules and regulations.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Burgess Junction and Shell Falls visitor centers are open to the public.
Interested parties can also check the Bighorn National Forest Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/bighorn/.
Bighorn National Forest maps are available at the Bighorn National Forest supervisor’s office and Tongue Ranger District in Sheridan.
The Cloud Peak Wilderness topographical map is available online at www.nationalgeographic.com/maps.
By Janet Donoho, The Sheridan Press 2010 Tour Guide
POLO & OLD WEST RODEO ALL IN ONE!
Each year Don King Days is considered by over a thousand spectators to be the grand finale of summer fun! This year marks the 22nd annual Don King Days at the Big Horn Equestrian Center, Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend, September 5 & 6, 2010. (more)
|Schedule of Events|
|(all times are approximate)||Monday, September 6, 2010|
|Sunday, September 5, 2010||11:00 am Polo (Don King Days Cup)|
|12:30 pm Wyo. Steer Roping Finals, Round 3|
|11:00 am Polo (Henry Burgess Memorial Cup)||1:30 pm Match Bronc Riding, First Go|
|12:00 noon Calcutta (for all events)||2:30 pm Wyo. Steer Roping Finals, Final Round|
|1:00 pm Wyo. Steer Roping Finals, Rounds 1&2||3:30 pm Match Bronc Riding, Second Go|
|4:00 pm Wild Cow Milking||4:30 pm Awards Ceremony|
|5:00 pm Live Music – tba||5:00 pm Live Music – tba|
PRIEMER YOUTH RODEO OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
What draws young cowboys and girls to the eighteenth annual Elks Youth Rodeo in Sheridan Wyoming, at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds the weekend prior to Labor Day weekend? (more)
BIG WEST ARTS FESTIVAL TO DELIGHT YOUR SENSES
The Big West Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor celebration of the visual, culinary, and performing arts. The primary focus of the event is the juried exhibition of gallery quality fine art and crafts. (more)
With its onset in 2006 the Big West Art Festival was rated among the Top 200 art fairs in the country with a ranking of #146 by Art Fair Source Book. Now in our fifth year, we have been ranked #54!This is a major regional event and it’s free to the public. Please keep in mind it’s not a western art festival, but rather an Art Festival in the Big West.
Those who are interested in learning more about the event or artists interested in submitting an application for admission into the Big West Arts Festival, visit the Big West Arts Festival web site at: www.bigwestartsfestival.com or contact Rod Dugal at 674-6446, ext. 3508.
TWO WINNERS IMMERSED IN AUTHENTIC WEST!
First time ever – two winning sweepstakes packages awarded! Over $9,000 between the two special vacation packages will be embraced later this summer, by Ellen Lundquist from California and Keith Reese of Oklahoma! (more)
- $500 gift voucher at the WYO Rodeo Retail store
- Hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn (two rooms, three nights), including Breakfast each morning, a dozen Prairie Flowers, M&M Chocolate Candies and Pendleton Whisky
- 2 rounds of golf at the Powder Horn Golf Club
- $1000 flight vouchers with Brittain World Travel
- Avis Rental Car for 4 days
- Reserved VIP seating during the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Parade OR ride in the WYO Rodeo wagon during the parade
- Personal tour of King’s Museum by a member of the King family
- Dinner at Remington’s
While Ellen and family will embrace our $4,774 Getaway Package for four to Sheridan, Wyoming – Voted #1 Western Town in America, and our majestic Big Horn Mountains, which have brought recognition to Sheridan as one of the Top Towns for Outdoorsmen for 3 consecutive years! This sweepstakes package includes:
- 3 nights lodging in the Honeymoon Suite, at the luxurious Wingate Inn with pool, scenic mountain views, located in historic Sheridan, while enjoying a dozen roses, sparkling champagne & chocolate-dipped strawberries, as well as complimentary hot deluxe breakfast daily
- 3 nights lodging in the Big Horns at Bear Lodge Resort, Arrowhead Lodge; or Elk View Inn with breakfast and dinner at any of the 3 lodges
- Round-trip airline tickets with Great Lakes Airlines from Denver to Sheridan
- Embrace western history via area battlesites and fort, Fort Phil Kearny, museums, Don King’s Western Museum, Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum & Sheridan County Museum; and mansion, Trail End State Historic Site
And now you will want to register to Win the next exciting authentic Western stay in Sheridan, Wyoming
SHERIDAN’S ROCKIN – ROCK CLIMBING, GOLF & HANG GLIDING
Celebrate a bit of the Old West meets New West in the heart of Wyoming’s cowboy country. Sheridan voted for the third consecutive year in the ‘Top Towns for Outdoorsmen’, is where recreation opportunities abound! And there’s not a better time to enjoy them . . . (more)
• Kendrick’s 18 hole course rated in the top 5 courses in Wyoming by Golf Digest magazine
• Sheridan Country Club
• Buffalo Course
Hang gliding is popular as well, beginning in the spring all the way into late fall . . . when the weather and air drafts are just right, daredevils enjoy jumping into thin air off the face of the magnificent Big Horn Mountains. Spectators may watch and photograph hang gliders from across the nation as they soar above and beyond the Mountains at Sand Turn, west of Sheridan. The Hang Gliders Fly-In takes place again over Labor Day weekend to kick-off the Fall.
With many options in accommodations, entertainment, fine dining, shopping and galleries, visitors experience Sheridan as an authentic western destination.
Don’t forget to embrace the Old West to New West of Northeastern Wyoming. . . Explore multiple museums and nearby historic sites which celebrate Native Americans and the opening of the West to pioneers and settlers. This adding yet another dimension to your beautiful Wyoming experience.
Build your travel itinerary to track the desired activities, historic sites, western stores and events that you and your travel partners want to include during your stay in Sheridan. Also add to your itinerary, the hotel, motel, cottage, or RV Park that you are interested in and a selection of the restaurants you chose to dine at.
To explore Sheridan and upcoming activities, contact Sheridan Travel and Tourism at 307-673-7120 or 1-888-596-6787 or visit www.sheridanwyoming.org
COWBOY UP AT THE SHERIDAN WYO RODEO!
In 1931, the small town of Sheridan, Wyoming, was so quiet you could “shoot a shotgun down Main Street and have no fear of injuring anyone.” A group of local citizens wanted to do something about the situation and decided to put on a rodeo. They set their sights high and organized a first class professional rodeo. (more)
Visitors can kick off their boots… literally. Take the family out on the town for live music on the first weekend and see just how far you can kick off your boots for prizes and bragging rights.
New to 2010, Sheridan is hosting two big-name concerts. Music lovers can catch Molly Hatchet and the Marshall Tucker Band on the 9th or Rodney Atkins and Jake Owens on the 10th.
The WYO Rodeo parade has long since been at the heart of this week long extravaganza. Cowboys and Cowgirls can hit the street Friday morning, July 16, to the infamous Drum and Bugle Corp leading floats through the city center. After, families can catch an authentic Indian Pow-Wow from regional Native American tribes.
Wednesday through Saturday, visitors to Sheridan can have some good ole’ fashion fun at the WYO Rodeo Carnival. Ride the Ferris wheel, win an oversized stuffed animal, snack on a funnel cake – this hometown carnival is sure to make for a night of fun.
The last day of rodeo week would not be complete without the tailgate party and polo game. Sheridan makes a perfect venue for avid fans and first-time polo watchers alike as the historic playing field has been hosting competitions since the 1890’s.
The Sheridan WYO Rodeo has been virtually sold out the last four years and demand for tickets is at an all time high with a record setting attendance in 2009. Travelers wishing to saddle up and visit this epic Wyoming hoe-down would be wise to book early. Sheridan offers numerous accommodations from economical to luxury. For more information on booking and the WYO Rodeo visit www.sheridanwyoming.org or contact Penny Becker at (307) 673-7120.
DOVES, DENTISTS, DOGIES & DUDES
A new exhibit on local businesses entitled Doves, Dentists, Dogies & Dudes highlights the colorful commerce of Sheridan county since 1882, with interesting artifacts, photos, and dioramas. Visitors can see unique items related to Sheridan’s historic and unusual commerce and contribute to the exhibit by adding their own memories of favorite businesses through the years. Two dioramas help illustrate the very early commerce that flourished about the time Sheridan became a county in 1888. (more)
Children and families are encouraged to explore the Museum through the Junior Curator program, a free children’s Museum guide and activity book. The program offers children a unique opportunity to visit the Museum’s exhibits and complete a variety of fun activities. Children who participate in the program become a Sheridan County Museum Junior Curator and receive their choice of either a Junior Curator patch or bookmark.
A museum store, theater, and information on area sites, businesses, and events are available at the museum, located in a fabulous log building overlooking the Big Horn Mountains on East 5th Street, directly off exit 23 from I-90. Enjoy the views and activities on the deck as well! The Sheridan County Museum summer hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission fees are: $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors (60 and over), $2.00 for students, while children twelve and under are admitted free.
For more information, visit the Museum’s website at www.SheridanCountyHistory.org or phone the Sheridan County Museum at 307-675-1150
THOUSEND POUND ATHLETES PERFORMING!
If Mother Nature wanted to take a vacation, relax and enjoy her good works, she would sit on Sand Mountain, just off the end of Little Goose Canyon and watch a polo game. She would see the best efforts of man and beast in a sport developed centuries ago. She could look down on the Big Horn Equestrian Center, home of the 110 year old Big Horn Polo Club. Just south of Sheridan, Wyoming where the Big Horns touch the sun, polo is played every Sunday throughout the summer. For some, it is a hobby, for some it is a profession, but for everybody, it is a blast. (more)
Sunday games at the Big Horn Equestrian Center are played at 2 p.m. beginning June 6th and usually at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in July and August. At the Flying H, starting July 8th through August 28th games are played at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.
BE “INN” AT THE HISTORIC SHERIDAN INN
At the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets, three-stories high, with 69 gables and huge covered veranda, stands the “Inn” place to eat; the “Inn” place to meet; the “Inn” place to greet; the “Inn” place to see and be seen. (more)
The complete restoration and renovation of the Sheridan Inn, a National Historic Landmark, is nearing completion. Work on the re-adaptive use of the second and third floors continues with each donation, gift and grant for that purpose. The Sheridan Heritage Center, owners of the Inn, are in the “re-adaptive use, final phase” of the renovation and restoration enabling the Inn to be self-sustaining.
Building on the rescue efforts, investment and work of the last few decades by notables such as Neltje Kings, a Joint Powers Board, the City and County of Sheridan, corporate donors, foundations, and hundreds of volunteers, donors, large and small, this project is moving full-steam ahead.
At the moment applications are pending to foundations, and private and public entities to ensure the remaining needed $1.3M to complete this final phase. To date well over $4.5 M has been raised and invested into this unbelievably awesome undertaking.
Thanks to this generosity the two fully renovated and restored prototype guest rooms, elevator landing and hallway reflect the theme, the quality and the integrity that are the hallmark of each step taken toward making the Grand Ole’ Girl the “Inn” place to stay. by Norma J. Nichols, Director of Development, SHC
TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME. . .
Visit the Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum and Take A Trip Back in Time to Enjoy Original Art in An Ideal Setting (more)
Don’t miss the Reception Gallery with Bradford Brinton’s Native American Collection on permanent display.New for 2010: Two excellent photography exhibitions in the Main Gallery:
“Ranching on Tongue River 1979-1981” shot by Margot Liberty during the production of
the PBS documentary “On the Cowboy Trail” which aired nationally in 1981 (May–July) and
“The Photography of Arthur A. Dailey.” (July–Sept.).
Patio Room Gallery: Local artists Connie Robinson (June-July) & David McDougall (Aug.-Sept.).
Sept.11 – Oct. 31: The 6th Brinton Biennial, featuring a wide variety of artists and media.
The Museum, located at 239 Brinton Road, about three miles from the town of Big Horn, WY, is open to the public from May 29 to Sept. 6, Mon. – Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun. from noon to 4 p.m., and Sept. 11 – Oct. 31, Thurs., Fri. & Sat.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun. noon to 4 p.m. For more information, please check out our website at www.BBMandM.org or call 307-672-3173.
History lovers traveling to northern Wyoming are in luck, as Sheridan is home to Wyoming’s premier historic house museum, the Trail End State Historic Site. Since its completion in 1913 – and its designation as a state historic site in 1982 – Trail End has greeted thousands of visitors, from family and friends to school children and international tourists. Built by cowboy-turned-politician John B. Kendrick, Trail End displays an elegantly different aspect of both Wyoming’s colorful ranching history and Sheridan’s rich western heritage. (more)
Admission is $4.00 for adults ($2.00 discount for Wyoming residents), with children seventeen and under admitted free (when accompanied by an adult). The site is nearly one hundred percent handicapped accessible. Trail End is a component of the Division of State Parks & Historic Sites, Wyoming Department of Parks and Cultural Resources. For more information, phone Trail End at 307-674-4589, or visit the Trail End website, www.trailend.org.
BOONDOCK BIG HORN’S FOOT OF NEW POWDER
The Big Horn Mountains received up to a foot of new powder over the past week. Off Trail Snow Base has a wide range of six inches up to four feet, with a 60% chance of snow again this week! (more)
you . . .”Never seen so many vast open play areas for such diverse experience levels!” excitedly comments Blake and Meg Allen, ‘Sledding the West’ film producers. “We have NEVER been on such beautiful, scenic off-trailing, with the combination of evergreen trees, beautiful tumbling waters and the peaceful serenity of the snow.”SnoWest Magazine also praises the Big Horns as “one of the West’s best-kept secrets – offering solitude, scenery and GREAT SNOW!” The Big Horn Trail System is perpetually rated in the Top 15, with the nearest trailhead just 15 miles southwest of Sheridan at Red Grade Road. With 100% ‘real’, dry powder, challenges and excitement continue into April!In addition, the mountain in our backyard offers enthusiasts a variety of outdoor adventures, including snow shoeing and snow boarding, alpine and cross-country skiing, as well as wildlife viewing as abundant as the snow. To explore area adventures, access trail maps, Snow Reports and forecast conditions for Northern WY – North Bighorns visit.Sheridan, voted #3 Town for Outdoorsmen in America, is conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 90 in north central Wyoming, midway between Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore National Monument. Sheridan is calling to you before and after your fun on the mountain . . . enjoy the nightlife in historic downtown, comfortable/reasonable lodging, fine dining, and warm western hospitality!
From Old West to Snow West – Boondocking the Big Horn’s Near
Sheridan, Wyoming – voted #3 Town for Outdoorsmen in America!
- Sledders reporting new snow
- Abundant scenic vistas and exciting off-trail opportunities
- Hundreds of miles of trails on over 1 million acres of Big Horn National Forest
- Challenging and endless riding in vast open meadows on countless miles of cross-country trails
- Easy access to fresh untracked powder
- If you have short skis, you will want to leave them at home
- Limited crowds both on and off the trails
BIG HORNS’ WINTER WONDERLAND
Come winter, play in Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains. Sheridan, WY was voted the #3 in Top Towns for Outdoorsmen in America! Name your winter sport in Sheridan where the majestic Big Horn Mountains set the scene and offer a winter wonderland of trails and vast open meadows. (more)