Overview

Live the history of the Old West. Sheridan was settled in the midst of the battlefields of Red Cloud’s War. In addition to these historic sites from the Indian Wars, the Sheridan area offers long-running dude ranches, early homesteads, and the native sacred site at Medicine Wheel National Landmark, one of the most famous and best examples of indigenous stone structures in the world. The historic sites of the Sheridan area paint a picture of the West’s rich and many-threaded history.

Bozeman Trail Days

Bozeman Trail Days

The Bozeman Trail Association and Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites will present a symposium, tours, living history programs, and other events that give our visitors and local residents an opportunity to enjoy the history of the Bozeman Trail. General Overview Living history demonstrations, history camp, weapons demonstrations and historical

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Bozeman Trail Museum

Bozeman Trail Museum

Built in 1879 by the Rock Creek Stage Line, the Blacksmith Shop, now home to the Bozeman Trail Museum originally satisfied the needs of the nearby Bozeman Trail, connecting south-eastern Wyoming to Virginia City, Montana Located in Big Horn, Wyoming, approximately 10 miles south of Sheridan,. Our museum is open

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Carriage House Theatre

Carriage House Theatre

The Carriage House Theatre is located on the grounds of the Trail End State Historic Site – Wyoming’s premier historic house museum. Finished in 1910, the carriage house was built in the same Flemish style as the main house. While construction on Trail End was taking place, the Kendricks and

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Connor Battlefield

Connor Battlefield

Located in Ranchester of I-90, this was the site of the Battle of Tongue River between the Army and the Arapahoe tribe. It was the singlemost important engagement of the Powder River Expedition of 1865, and caused the Arapaho to ally with the Sioux and Cheyenne at the Fetterman Fight

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  • Eatons’ Ranch
  • Eatons’ Ranch

Eatons’ Ranch

The oldest dude ranch in the United States, begun by 3 brothers, Howard, Willis and Alden in 1879 in ND and moved in 1904 to the current Sheridan location for a more suitable riding terrain for their ever-growing number of guests. General Information Climate: At just 4,500 feet, we tend

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Fetterman Battlefield

Fetterman Battlefield

Fetterman Battlefield is the site of the U.S. Army’s worst defeat by Plains Indian groups next to the Battle of Little Big Horn. Sent to assist a wagon train in peril, Captain William J. Fetterman was lured by Crazy Horse and other Plains warriors over Lodge Trail Ridge only to

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Fish Hatchery

Fish Hatchery

The Story Fish Hatchery is located along the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains in northeast Wyoming. The original hatchery buildings were built in 1909 to serve the needs of northern Wyoming. Throughout the years, the Story Hatchery has undergone significant renovations to keep up with new technology in fish

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Fort Mackenzie (V A Hospital)

Fort Mackenzie (V A Hospital)

Sheridan’s Veterans Hospital is located on the site of historic Fort Mackenzie. In 1899, Congress appropriated funds for a permanent garrison on this site, and by June 18 of that year a detachment of the First Cavalry had arrived. Temporary wooden structures were built. The fort was named after Brigadier

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Ft. Phil Kearny

Ft. Phil Kearny

Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site is located just 20 miles south of Sheridan on Interstate 90, Exit 44. At the Fort location the visitor will find an interpretive center with exhibits, videos, bookstore, and self-guided tours of the fort and outlying sites. The fort tour leads the visitor through

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Historic Sheridan Inn

Historic Sheridan Inn

Many people have kicked at a pretty rock with their feet and found a precious jewel. Others have pulled an old bone from Mother Earth, only to find a dinosaur fossil. Thousands each year pull up in front of a huge, three-story, gabled, clapboard building, and feel for just a

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  • Hole-in-the-Wall
  • Hole-in-the-Wall

Hole-in-the-Wall

Johnson County is home to one of the most notorious outlaw hideouts, a remote pass near Kaycee and the Big Horn Mountains known as the “Hole-in-the-Wall.” Here famed outlaws Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch, the Sundance Kid , Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan and Jack Ketchum took refuge in a

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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

With the western expansion came the white man. The Sioux, of what is now South Dakota, refused to give up their land to the white man for the ensuing gold rush in to the Black Hills. This expansion interfered with the “Indians patterns of land use. With the white man

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Mandel Cabin

Mandel Cabin

Mandel Cabin One of Sheridan’s first buildings, the old Mandel Cabin makes its home in the Whitney Commons park. Edward A. Whitney, for whom the park is named, established Sheridan’s first bank in the building. Whitney resided in living quarters above the cabin for the remainder of his years.

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Medicine Wheel

Medicine Wheel

The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark, named by white men who discovered it at the end of the 1800s, is located near the Bighorn River and east of Lovell and the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Many Native American tribes consider the Medicine Wheel a sacred site and in 1996,

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Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Rosebud Battlefield is associated with the lead up to the Battle of Little Bighorn. It represents the proactive position of the 1,500 Sioux and Northern Cheyenne as they forced the withdrawal of Brigadier General George Crook’s 1,000 troops at Rosebud Creek. The presence of thousands of warriors and soldiers on

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Wagon Box Fight

Wagon Box Fight

In the midst of the Indian Wars on the western frontier, the Wagon Box Fight stands out for its unlikely outcome. On August 2, 1867 Chief Red Cloud and an estimated force of 1,000 Sioux Indians attacked a group of woodcutters and soldiers camped outside of Fort Phil Kearny. Severely

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  • WYO Theater
  • WYO Theater

WYO Theater

Theater seats 483 “The WYO Theater’s colorful history began in 1923. Opening as the Lotus, it was one of the first, and is now the oldest, operating vaudville theater in Wyoming. Through the years it has undergone many changes, but whatever those changes, the theater has always been an integral

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