Wyoming’s Charming Elk Mountain Museum Is A Spot Off The Beaten Path That’s So Worth a Visit
The tiny town of Elk Mountain, Wyoming, was incorporated in 1909, but the history of this community dates back centuries. The original inhabitants were the Cheyenne and Arapahoe people. In the 1800s, European-American settlers made their way west and took over much of the land in this area. A small town was established, as well as a fort, to offer a stop and protection for immigrants along the Overland Trail. Like many small Wyoming towns, Elk Mountain slowly faded into something close to a ghost town, and today, the population hovers around 200 people. Despite its low population, though, the town is home to an amazing museum that’s so worth a visit! Head to the Elk Mountain Museum for an off-the-beaten-path adventure and you’ll find yourself learning more than you could have imagined.
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