Wyoming July 02, 2017
You’ll Never Forget Your Trip To This Underrated Wyoming Town
Like every state, Wyoming has the cities and attractions it’s known for, but we’ve got a big territory and there’s more here than Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park.
In fact, Sheridan was recently recognized as one of the most underrated places in America, and we have to agree. There’s loads to see and do here, well worth the trip. You’ll have so much fun, it could end up being the most unforgettable vacation you take.
Sheridan isn't a small town by Wyoming standards, but it is one of those cities that successfully pulls off the small town feel.
It's close to the Big Horn Mountains, which themselves offer numerous things to do.
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, rock climbing...
...and horseback riding.
In town, the Sheridan Rodeo is an event that's been attracting attention from around the nation for almost 90 years.
There's more to the Sheridan Rodeo than bronc bustin' and bull ridin', however.
Lasting almost a week, the rodeo includes a parade, bed races, a pancake pancake breakfast, a carnival, and an epic street dance that's worth coming for all on it's own.
Sheridan also hosts the First People's Powwow during the rodeo. It's a unique opportunity to experience authentic drum teams, and dancers performing traditional Native American dances, wearing beautiful ceremonial regalia.
There are other festivals and events in Sheridan, though, including live-music concerts in the park.
Plus, the there's a street festival on Historic Main Street in Sheridan the third Thursday of June, July, August, and September.
Vendors set up food and retail and craft booths. There's live music at Third Thursdays, too - another excuse for dancing in the streets!
Sheridan has an annual brewfest each August, too. Nearly 20 different breweries from several Northwest states and Alaska bring their best in hopes of being voted the favorite brewery.
The night life in Sheridan is fun, too. Have dinner at one of many restaurants and bistros, then head over to a pub or bar for an after dinner drink.
You'll get a taste of history along with your drink a the Mint Bar. It's been in operation in Sheridan since 1907.
Actually, there's tons of history in Sheridan. The Wyo Theater, for example, has been a center for entertainment in the city since 1923 when it opened as the Lotus, showing silent films.
In addition to the Wyo, Sheridan boasts two other theaters, a concert hall, and several museums for learning more about Wyoming history or to simply have a good time.
What other Wyoming towns do you think are underrated?