The Ultimate Wyoming Road Trip – For History Lovers
Two weeks, the open road, and a lot of history. If you're a history nerd, there's plenty to see and do in Wyoming!
From Oregon Trail landmarks and battle sites, to old west museums and historic adventures, we tried to piece together the ultimate Wyoming history lovers trip!
We began this list assuming someone is visiting from out of state, obviously you can adjust the itinerary to your liking!
- On the way, visit the ghost town of Kirwin. There you can see the remains of a cabin built for Amelia Earhart.
- Near Thermopolis, take a short walk to the Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site.
- Check out the Wyoming Dinosaur Center.
- Relax in one of the nation's oldest hot spring pools.
- The Elk Antler Inn has rustic lodging near the Dinosaur Center
- On the Wind River Indian Reservation, stop by Chief Washakie's grave
- One of a handful of locations believed to be the grave site of Sacajawea is on the reservation as well.
- Check out the incredibly violent history of Crowheart Butte.
- Travel back in time at the site of the the 1838 mountain man rendezvous
- Stay the night and enjoy one of many cultural experiences at the Wind River Hotel and Casino.
- Explore the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.
- Check out the Wyoming Territorial Prison
- Browse the Laramie Plains Museum and Historic Ivinson Mansion.
- Finish your trip with a toast at the Buckhorn Bar. Don't forget to ask about the story of the bullet hole!
- Check out the great scenery on Highway 287
- Back to wherever you came from!