The 9 Most Underrated Places In Wyoming That You Must Check Out
Most out-of-staters who visit Wyoming do so to see Yellowstone or the Tetons, but there are so many more treasures hiding in our state. These best kept secrets of Wyoming are among the most underrated places in the world. How many have you visited?
1. Hell's Half Acre
Hell's Half Acre is a unique geological formation located 40 miles west of Casper. From the top, you'll be able to look out over deep ravines, peek into caves and observe impressive eroded rock formations.
2. Chief Joseph Scenic Byway
The Chief Joseph Scenic Byway is one of Wyoming's most stunning roads. Follow it for miles until it leads to the Beartooth Highway for a road trip you won't soon forget! This is one of the best drives in the country.
Thermopolis is a unique town that's home to Hot Springs State Park, the Teepee Fountain, and an impressive dinosaur museum! There's no denying that this is one of the coolest towns around and it's so worth a visit.
4. Crazy Woman Canyon
You can drive through Crazy Woman Canyon just outside of Buffalo, and the meandering road takes you along Crazy Woman Creek, through stunning natural bluffs.
5. Independence Rock
Independence Rock is a true piece of history right in Wyoming. This enormous boulder was a major landmark for pioneers on the Oregon Trail. If they made it here by 4th of July, chances are they could make it past the Sawtooths before snowpack made that nearly impossible. There are hundreds of names carved into the rock by jubilant travelers.
6. Castle Gardens
7. Sinks Canyon
Sinks Canyon is a spot along the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River where the river can be seen sinking into the ground! It emerges downstream a ways, and this weird natural phenomenon is one of the coolest in the state.
Kirwin is a Wyoming Ghost Town with a tragic history. Once a prosperous town that even drew Amelia Earhart to its streets, it was abandoned after an avalanche took several miner's lives in the early 1900s.
Read the tragic story of Kirwin here
9. Heart Mountain
The story of Heart Mountain is one of Wyoming's most interesting stories! This incredible mountain moved nearly 60 miles across the landscape when an enormous eruption sent it flying. Today, you can visit the mountain, but be sure to plan time to walk through the Heart Mountain Internment Camp at the base of the hill. It tells the dark story of Japanese-American internment during World War II.
What’s your favorite spot in Wyoming, where you can find peace and quite and still appreciate the greatness of our state? Tell us in the comments!
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