Sheridan, WYOMING

by Liz Dowling

Travel, travel, travel is on the agenda this summer. First stop, my mom’s house in Sheridan, Wyoming. Covid has kept us away for almost two years!

Here is her little casa.

Temps were in the 90s, so we walked early in the day, leaving the afternoon for exploring, reading and whatever else.

The scenery is gorgeous! Bright blue sky almost every day. A light breeze, zero humidity.You can see snow on the top of the Big Horn Mountains on the left.

Everything was so GREEN.

Charming barns on our walks.

Sheridan sits at the top of Wyoming, close to the Montana border. It has an adorable town with lots of cute stores and restaurants. Main Street was put in the National register of Historic place in 1982. The best way to get here is to fly to Denver and then take a regional jet to the Sheridan County Airport.

For those of you that don’t love to fly….. it is a small plane to Sheridan!

In town, the historic Mint Bar was built in 1907 and is still going strong! This is definitely worth a stop.

One of my favorite stores here is the Jackalope Ranch Mercantile. I always find something I love. Ask for Pam.

The Midtown Cafe is the perfect stop for lunch or a smoothie to keep you going!

For truly authentic Western wear, the King’s Saddlery is the place to go. It is fun to see all of the hats, boots and all things cowboy.

For dinner, I recommend BIRCH restaurant. We had a fabulous meal there!

The Smith Allen Brewing Company is also fun for dinner and the pizza at the Big Horn Mercantile is to die for!

We took a drive north to Montana to see the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Here is the Spirit Warrior Sculpture at the Indian Memorial. Until the 1990s, no memorial had honored the Native Americans who struggled to preserve and defend their homeland and traditional way of life. Their heroic sacrifice was never formally recognized until recently.

Buried soldiers from Lt. Colonel George Custer 7th U.S. Cavalry Unit.

Horses along our tour of the battlefield.

Monument to the 7th Calvary.

A view down towards the Little Bighorn River ~ where all the trees are in the distance. It really is amazing how open and wild the landscape still is in this part of the country.

A mom and her new baby on our way out of the park.

Last walk of our week. Such a wonderful trip. Until next time Sheridan!

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Anonymous June 16, 2021 - 7:13 am

Liz, Thanks for sharing. I have heard so much about this place. Great to see the photos and the ” Hot spots ” in town. Enjoy your trip ! Melissa Roesel

Becky MacGuire June 16, 2021 - 8:39 am

So glad you got to your mother’s wonderful place! Miss our visits to that beautiful country.
Becky MacG.

Liz Dowling June 16, 2021 - 8:42 am

So beautiful! Hope you are well, miss seeing you!

Kate June 16, 2021 - 11:07 am

This trip to Mom’s house in Sheridan was lovely! I can see why she loved it… so open ,peaceful and unspoiled! Thanks for taking us all along

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