Sheridan, Wyoming, sits along Interstate 90 just south of the Montana border. It's a city rich in Old West history, a place to get a taste of life as a cowboy, rancher, or pioneer along the Westward migration trails. You'll find historical sites and exhibits that illuminate the turmoil of the Indian Wars that occurred on the American Plains. There are places to spend time enjoying the outdoors, including trails for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and ATVers, not to mention it's one of the state's top golf destinations.
Whether you are just passing through or spending a few days, you'll find many fun and interesting things to do in Sheridan.
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Trail End State Historic Site
Sheridan's Trail End is a historic estate occupied by the prominent Kendrick family from 1913 to 1933, a time of rapid change. Visitors to Trail End State Historic Site can explore the rooms of the huge, Flemish-Revival-style mansion, where family artifacts and exhibits illuminate the changes in daily living during this era, both at home and on the ranch. During your visit, you can also wander the grounds of the Kendrick Estate, which has 3.8 acres of trees, paths, and gardens.
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Don King Museum at King's Saddlery
King's Saddlery is a Sheridan retail store that specializes in Western tack, including ropes and saddles. Adjacent to the shop is Don King's Museum, a treasure trove of Western gear from the past century. In addition to numerous saddles and historic photos, the museum collection includes guns, Native American artifacts, cowboy memorabilia, and Western art.
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Visit the Historic Sheridan Inn
The Sheridan Inn was constructed during the 1890s along with the arrival of the Burlington & Missouri Railroad. Managed for several of its early years by Buffalo Bill Cody, this National Historic Landmark continues to offer guest accommodations, dining, and event space. Even if you aren't staying there yourself, stop by to check out the distinctive gabled architecture, wide porches, and interior woodwork.
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Golfing in Sheridan
Sheridan is one of Wyoming's top golf destinations, offering several golf courses that come with views of wildlife and the Big Horn Mountains. Popular courses in and near Sheridan include:Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Annual Events & Festivals in Sheridan
These annual events make one more reason to plan your visit to Sheridan, WY:
- Bighorn Mountain Wild & Scenic Trail Run (Jun)
- Sheridan WYO Rodeo (Jul)
A week of rodeo events culminating in a parade.
- Don King Days (Sep)
Rodeo events over Labor Day weekend.
To find more exciting events and activities, check out the Sheridan website.
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Fun Things to Do Near Sheridan
Visitors don't have to stray more than an hour from Sheridan to find additional activities and attractions.
Visit Historic Downtown Buffalo
This small town's Main Street is packed with Old West charm, including landmark buildings, local history museums, and unique shops.
The Brinton Museum
Located in the town of Big Horn, this historic house museum displays an extensive collection of Western art. Local history exhibits include ranch equipment and Native American crafts. Closed during the winter.
Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site
Fort Phil Kearny, active for a few short years during the 1860s, played a pivotal role in the American Indian Wars and was a milestone along the historic Bozeman Trail. After checking out the film, exhibits, and shop at the Interpretive Center, take a self-guided tour of the fort grounds and reconstructed buildings. Your visit should also include a walk along the interpretive trails at the Fetterman Fight and the Wagon Box Fight battlefields, each located... within a few miles of the Interpretive Center.