Sheridan County

Sheridan County MapOne of Wyoming’s jewels, Sheridan County’s fabled western history and dramatic mountain vistas meet New West comfort and the serenity of wide open spaces. The Sheridan area was the last, most-prized hunting ground of the Plains Indians – center-stage for the culture clash that erupted on the Great Plains in the late 1800’s. The “Bloody Bozeman Trail” passed just west of Sheridan, with the infamous Little Bighorn battle 90 miles north. With such an abundance of history, it is no surprise that Sheridan County is home to over 46 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sheridan County hosts weekly events all summer, featuring the Sheridan WYO PRCA Rodeo, Don King Days Old West Rodeo and many others. Watch polo where both horse and rider make fast-paced entertainment. Or play Wyoming’s “golf capital” where championship golf is the norm at four courses within a 35-mile radius. For more introspective moments, Sheridan offers a cultural center for the region – home and inspiration to hundreds of local artisans.

Step farther back in time with the ancient and complex geology reaching back billions of years.  Visit the T-Rex Natural History Museum in Ranchester, or dinosaur sites and digs in the Big Horn Basin at Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite and Howe Dinosaur Quarry near Shell.

You can have it all, finding unlimited, easy-to-access recreation in the still pristine Bighorn Mountains. Hike, bike, camp, boat, rock climb or photograph the wildlife and scenery, or catch a hunting season in these golden hills. Encounter tranquil, secluded streams and some of the finest fishing around in the Bighorn National Forest’s 180,000 acres of wilderness. Or just ride the range for intriguing day trips. Whatever you are looking for to Embrace the West, it is all right here – conveniently located adjacent to I-90 in northeast Wyoming, on historic routes midway between Yellowstone National Park & Mt. Rushmore National Monument!

For more information about the Sheridan area, visit the Sheridan County website. To explore exciting adventures, events. day tours, scenic photography, dining and lodging accommodations, maps, and more, visit www.sheridanwyoming.org now, or for a free packet on The West at its Best, contact Sheridan Travel and Tourism, PO Box 7155, Sheridan, WY 82801, 888.596.6787 or  stt@sheridanwyoming.org.

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