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Each year, True West Magazine names the “Best of the West” across the country, recognizing institutions that best keep the spirit of the American West alive. The “Best of the West” categories include Best Arts and Collectibles, Firearms, Heritage Travel, Movies and TV Series, Western Books and Western Wear.

True West Magazine’s 2018 Best of the West Awards have been announced and Sheridan is taking home 6 awards:

  • Best Place to Live Like an Old West Cowboy – Sheridan – Editor’s Choice

  • Best Promotion of a Historic Place – Sheridan – Reader’s Choice

  • Best Western History Book Store – Sheridan Stationery – Reader’s Choice

  • Best Preservation of a Historic Western Building – Sheridan Inn – Editor’s Choice

  • Best Heritage Hotel – Sheridan Inn – Reader’s Choice

  • Best Chuck Wagon Show & Supper – Big Horn Heritage Days – Reader’s Choice


Familiar awards for Sheridan include the “Best Place to Live Like an Old West Cowboy” and the “Best Promotion of a Historic Place”; both honors were awarded to Sheridan last year. To receive both awards is a great tribute to our remarkable Western heritage and lifestyle of the Modern West. “We know how special Sheridan is, and it’s gratifying to be able to share all we have to offer with the True West readers.” Shawn Parker, Executive Director, Sheridan Travel & Tourism.


For the Historic Sheridan Inn to be awarded “Best Preservation of a Historic Western Building” and “Best Heritage Hotel” is a true testament to the incredible amount of time and work dedicated to the renovation and reopening of the Sheridan Inn.


The “Best Western History Book Store” was awarded to Sheridan Stationery, hometown bookstore and prominent fixture to Historic Main Street since 1993. The honor is aptly awarded with Sheridan Stationery’s vast bookshelves filled with local authors and local history along with best sellers, topography maps and stationery.

For a full list of awards, please visit: https://www.truewestmagazine.com

Approaching its 65th year of publication, True West Magazine captures the history of the American frontier through authentic literary nonfiction and heritage travel narratives in the spirit of the Wild West. The publication has a large readership of 312,000, who are enthusiasts of history and Western lifestyles.

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