Overview

Delve into the history, culture, and art of the West through Sheridan-area museums. Learn about the Indian Wars, cowboy culture, classic dude ranches, and world-renowned western artists. Various battlefield sites include museums where artifacts of Red Cloud’s War are displayed, while the houses and mansions of the ranch tycoons of the past illustrate what it was to be a wealthy gentleman rancher of the early twentieth century. Museums in the Sheridan area show the variety and color of life in the Old West.

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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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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Hans Kleiber Studio Museum

Hans Kleiber Studio Museum

The historic log cabin studio of world famous German-born etching artist Hans Kleiber (1887-1967) is on Main St. in Dayton, less than a mile from where Hans originally built it behind his home. Kleiber, a U.S. Forest Ranger, was inspired by the majesty of the Bighorn Mountains to write poetry

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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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Sheridan County Museum

Sheridan County Museum

Immerse yourself in the colorful Cultures, Commerce, and Characters of Sheridan County history. The newly opened museum features a gift shop, interactive exhibits, dioramas, and Western art which present the local perspective on the history of the American West. Children and their families are encouraged to come to the Museum

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  • The Brinton Museum
  • The Brinton Museum
  • The Brinton Museum
  • The Brinton Museum
  • The Brinton Museum

The Brinton Museum

The Brinton Museum, located in Big Horn, Wyoming, is the only museum in the US that maintains a historic and expanding Western and American Indian art collection on a beautifully preserved historic ranch at the foot of a mountain range. The art, as well as the 600-acre Quarter Circle A

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The Don King Museum

The Don King Museum

Visitors are invited to browse and linger in the Don King Museum located off the Rope Shop. The museum houses over three decades of the King family’s dedication to collecting Western and cowboy memorabilia from all over the world. In addition to the hundreds of saddles that line the walls,

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Trail End State Historic Site

Trail End State Historic Site

Visit the seat of a cattle ranching empire of Texas cowboy turned U.S. Senator & Wyoming Governor John B. Kendrick. Trail End State Historic Site features a view of early 20th century lifestyle. Designed by Montana architect Glenn Charles McAlister, the mansion remains on of the few western examples of

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Visitor Center and Museum

Visitor Center and Museum

The Wyoming Information Center Museum exhibits feature Wyoming Wildlife, Indian Battlefields, Historic sites, a diorama of the Big Horn Mountains and Wyoming’s history. Also offered is a spectacular panoramic view of Sheridan with a full range of the Big Horn Mountains as the backdrop. The Center offers maps, brochures, information

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