Wyoming October 14, 2019
The 9 Oddest Places You Can Possibly Go In Wyoming
If you spend any time out here in the Cowboy State, you’re sure to discover some weird Wyoming places. Read below for a selection of some of the strangest spots out West, all located here in our own backyards.
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1. The Smallest Town in America - Buford
There's not too much to see in this tiny town of 1, but it's the smallest town in the country, and you're sure to get a feel for the Wyoming lifestyle here. It's also the highest town between NYC and San Francisco on I-80!
2. The "Oldest" Cabin In The World
You'll find the fossil cabin in Medicine Bow. Though it was built in 1933, the fact that it was made with 26,000 dinosaur bones makes it truly older than time.
3. The Abe Lincoln Pyramid in Laramie
This odd roadside attraction was built to celebrate Lincoln's 150th birthday and placed near the highest spot on the coast-to-coast Lincoln Highway.
4. Tree in the Rock
This one is pretty self explanatory - there's a tree growing out of the rock! This small pine tree has fascinated travelers for years, ever since it was spotted from a Union Pacific Train that rolled down the way.
5. The Smith Mansion
The oddest house in the state is built near Wapiti. It's entirely off-the-grid, and the story of how it came to be is fascinating.
Read more about it right here
6. The Ames Monument
This enormous pyramid was built as a tribute to two Union Pacific Railroad financiers. The Ames Brothers were eventually run out of town and faced criminal corruption charges.
7. The Tipi Fountain in Thermopolis
Over a century ago, Wyomingites piped hot mineral spring water up into the air. As it evaporated, the minerals remained, creating this oddity in Thermopolis.
8. The Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite
The fascinating Dinosaur Tracksite is one of Wyoming's best kept secrets. You can walk in the footprints of dinosaurs here! The tracks are nearly 170 million years old, and interpretive signs explain the process of aging and discovering them. The site is so young that scientists aren't even sure which dinosaurs left them - yet.
9. Yellowstone's Geyser Basins
Sure, it may be pretty hyped up and some people find the crowds make park visits unbearable, but it's pretty odd to be able to walk around a huge section of the state where the ground is bubbling up underneath of you and there are seemingly bottomless thermal springs around every corner.
What are your favorite weird Wyoming places? Tell us about them in the comments below!
Address: Buford, WY 82052, USA Address: Rock River, WY 82083, USA Address: 136 US Frst Service Rd 705 A, Laramie, WY 82070, USA Address: Buford, WY 82052, USA Address: 2891-, 2903 N Fork Hwy, Cody, WY 82414, USA Address: 220 N Park St, Thermopolis, WY 82443, USA Address: Greybull, WY 82426, USA Address: Norris Geyser Basin, Wyoming 82190, USA