Wyoming June 11, 2018
The Unique Village In Wyoming Where Time Stands Still
Wyoming’s history is fascinating, and it’s so easy to see for yourself! One unique spot in the state is truly a place where time stands still. When you walk the streets of the BLM-owned Miners Delight, you can’t help but feel like you’re stepping back in time.
Miners Delight, also known as Hamilton City, was one of Wyoming's very first communities.
This gold rush boom town was founded in 1868, and the nearby mine was in operation until 1882.
The Miners Delight mine was reopened briefly in 1907, but after a small boom in 1910, the town was mostly abandoned.
At its peak, Miners Delight was one of Wyoming's finest towns. Calamity Jane spent time here as a young girl!
In recent years, the abandoned ghost town was purchased by the Bureau of Land Management, which has worked to preserve the historic buildings.
Today, you can visit this unique village in Wyoming where time seems to stand still, and you can step back into the 1860s just by walking these dirt roads.
The preserved log buildings include a saloon, a butcher, seven cabins and a few more historic spots.
Find directions to this incredible spot right here! If you can’t get enough of Wyoming’s ghost town history, you’ll be thrilled to know that there are two more historic, tourable ghost towns near Miners Delight – South Pass City, and Atlantic City. Read more about them here.