Tours/Maps

Self Guided Tours

Use the following documents to take a tour of the city of Sheridan.

Download Sheridan Tour (pdf)

This loop tour will span several days or a week dependent on the time spent at each facility. There are many books written on the area and can be viewed or purchased at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library or any of the local bookstores. The library also houses the Wyoming Room which is an amazing and extremely valuable resource for the history of the area and the families who lived here.

Locations on this tour include:

  • The Historic Sheridan Inn
  • Trail End Historic Site
  • Crook’s Campsite
  • King’s Museum
  • Site of the first cabin in Sheridan
  • Kendrick Park
  • Civil War Canons at the Municipal Cemetery
  • Foucault Pendulum
  • V.A. Medical Center
  • Sheridan County Museum

Sheridan Downtown Tour (pdf)

Take a stroll back in time as you see and visit the historic buildings that make up the downtown. Many of the buildings still exist and house many local businesses. So come down and learn about our rich history. (Provided by the Downtown Sheridan Association)

Locations on this tour include:

  • Sheridan County Courthouse – 1905
  • Western Hotel Building
  • Kutcher Building – 1922
  • Davis & Cannon – 1920
  • Whitney Trust Building – 1925
  • First National Bank
  • WYO Theater
  • Golden Crown – 1902
  • Original Town Hall and Fire Station
  • Original Bank of Commerce
  • Palace Cafe
  • Java Moon / Over The Moon – 1910
  • King’s Saddlery
  • Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery – 1902
  • Peret & Luce
  • Golden Rule Store
  • Rainbow Bar
  • Bucket of Blood Saloon – 1908
  • Quizno’s – 1900
  • Helvey Hotel and Cady Opera House – 1893
  • Old Sheridan Press Building – 1910
  • Tucker’s Office World
  • The Mint Bar
  • Kendrick Building
  • Diefenderfer and Dinwiddie Hardware
  • White Mule Saloon
  • Stevens Fryberger Building
  • J.H. Conrad Store – 1883
  • Ernst’s Saddlery
  • Dr. E. E. Levers Office/Residence
  • Keenan Building – 1916
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Tours/Maps

Self Guided Tours

Use the following documents to take a tour of the Bighorn Mountains.

NOTE: On any of these drives, please remember the wildlife are for watching and do not approach them.

Wildlife Tour I (pdf)

For a short local tour of the Sheridan area wildlife, this tour provides an excellent opportunity to see or learn about many of the wildlife species we have around Sheridan.

List of the stop on tour:

  • Wyoming Game & Fish Department Vistor Center
  • Kendrick Park, view Elk and Bison
  • Bird Farm
  • Story Fish Hatchery

Wildlife Tour II(pdf)

Wyoming with its sparse population and vast areas of public lands provides habitat to many species of wildlife. This tour can take as much time as you will allow. A minimum of three days allows you only short periods of time at each location.

List of stops on the tour:

  • Tongue River Canyon
  • The Bighorn Mountains
  • Big Horn via Red Grade Road
  • Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Area (Parkman)
  • Medicine Wheel
  • Clearmont

Additional Printable Tour Maps (pdf)

For the biker, we have 4 additional tours that were created with the biker in mind. Use the link above to get maps on the following rides:

  • Bighorn Mountain Tour – appr. 240 Miles
  • South Fishing Tour – appr. 100 miles
  • South Country Tour – appr. 80 miles
  • Northern Plains Indian Tour – appr. 250 miles
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Tours/Maps

Self Guided Tours

Use the following documents to take a tour of some of Sheridan’s historical sites:

Historical Tour I (pdf)

This tour focuses on sites east and south of Sheridan and includes stops at (click on a site to see the tour map):

  • Bozeman Trail Marker
  • Bradford Brinton Memorial
  • Fort Phil Kearny
  • Fetterman Massacre
  • Wagon Box Fight Site
  • Ucross Foundation

Overview:

The region is rich in Indian War history. The Bozeman Trail was a focal point of that history. This trail left the Oregon Trail and directed immigrants from Fort Laramie to the Montana gold fields. John Bozeman, a native of Georgia who developed this route, came west seeking adventure. The Bozeman Trail was the roadway along which the Federal government erected three forts to protect those moving westward: Fort Phil Kearny, along the Piney Creek; Fort Reno, further south; and Fort C.F. Smith, ninety miles north on the Big Horn River. Bozeman met an untimely death on this very trail through the hands of renegade Blackfeet on April 20, 1867. He died near the location where the trail crosses the Yellowstone River (north in Montana). Bozeman believed these men to be friendly Crow Indians.

Historical Tour II (pdf)

With Sheridan as your base, this historic tour takes you to several Indian War sites in Montana and others within Sheridan County. It is a minimum three day tour and well worth the experience if you have the time to spend at the various historic sites. Stops include (click on a site to see the tour map):

  • Rosebud Battlesite
  • Garryowen
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
  • Connor BattleField State Park

Overview:

Sheridan is located in the “Valley of the Chiefs” named by the Plains Indians who treasured the area. This valley provided abundant wildlife for the tribes who came here to hunt. Trail routes which traversed the area provided the impetus for the Indian Wars of the 1870′s. Sheridan County is crossed by the Bozeman Trail which moved the white man to the gold fields of Montana. Many stage routes and historic sites can be found within a short drive from Sheridan. Fort Phil Kearny, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the Rosebud Battle site and many other fight and battle sites are located in the region. History buffs are encouraged to spend an afternoon touring these historic sites or take in a rodeo, visit a historic landmark or spend time downtown.

Additional Printable Tour Maps (pdf)

For the biker, we have 4 additional tours that were created with the biker in mind. Use the link above to get maps on the following rides:

  • Big Horn Mountain Tour – appr. 240 Miles
  • South Fishing Tour – appr. 100 miles
  • South Country Tour – appr. 80 miles
  • Northern Plains Indian Tour – appr. 250 miles
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