Wyoming June 08, 2019
Step Back In Time As You Pan For Gold At This Summertime Wyoming Festival
Wyomingites are proud of their history, and many of us can trace our roots back to the earliest days of life in the Cowboy State. Visiting the old mining districts and ghost towns is one way to get a glimpse at the past, and if you’d like to see what Wyoming was like in the 1800s, mark your calendar for South Pass City’s Gold Rush Days festival.
150 years ago, South Pass City was one of Wyoming's most popular towns. Thousands of prospectors swarmed in when gold was discovered - but alas, it didn't last, and the town was mostly abandoned just a few short years later.
Today, South Pass City celebrates its history during the summertime Gold Rush Days festival. Visit this historic ghost town to step back in time.
South Pass is a great place to visit any time of year, but it truly comes alive during Gold Rush Days! Gather your friends and family and head down the long gravel road until you see the Carissa Mine.
Mine tours are part of the fun during this summertime event. See the restored ruins of the mining industry that left practically overnight.
One of the highlights of the weekend is the vintage baseball game. Teams dress in vintage 1906 uniforms and the game is played using 1906 rules!
You'll really feel like a part of history when you pan for gold in the town's glacial-fed stream. Will you get lucky and come home with some treasure?
You'll learn all about the ways the earliest prospectors tried to strike rich, and how successful panning lead to the construction of enormous commercial mines.
Come on down to South Pass City, tour the mines, and step back in time during their exciting and entertaining Gold Rush Days.
Address: South Pass City, WY, 82520
Dates & Times: July 6-7, 2019; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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