Wyoming May 15, 2018
These 9 Attractions in Wyoming Show Our Unique Side
Wyoming is full of strange, man-made sights that really show off our character. Check out a few of the coolest Wyoming attractions below and make a plan to visit them this year.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Ames Brothers Pyramid, Buford
The Ames Brothers Pyramid was built for Oliver and Oakes Ames, of the Union Pacific Railroad. This unique attraction is visible from I-80, but it's only accessible by dirt road. The Ames Brothers were surrounded by scandal, and in the 1880s, the Railroad built the pyramid to help clean up their reputation as swindlers.
2. Fossil Cabin, Medicine Bow
In some ways, Fossil Cabin is the oldest cabin in the world! This abin was built in 1933 - but it's made of dinosaur bones that are millions of years old. 26,000 bones were used in the construction.
3. Elk Horn Arch, Afton
The tiny town of Afton is home to the world's largest elk antler arch! There are 3,000 elk antlers used to design this impressive structure that stands high above the street. The arch weighs over 15 tons!
4. Lonely Big Boy, Wapiti
This Big Boy showed up overnight in a field near Wapiti in 2013 - and nobody knows where it came from! Perhaps it's a Big Boy from Space... or just a strange prank.
5. Lincoln Highway Monument, Albany County
This cool monument was built to commemorate Abraham Lincoln, and it sits along the Lincoln Highway between Cheyenne and Laramie. This stone monument is one of the most impressive man-made things in the state.
6. Teepee Fountain, Thermopolis
The Teepee Fountain is a unique part of Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis! This fountain was created by residents who pumped hot spring water up through a pipe, and the mineral remnants dried in this shape.
7. Tree Rock, Albany County
Tree Rock is a strange phenomenon that you can visit right off of the Lincoln Highway. Like you may have guessed by the name, this is a tree growing right out from the middle of a rock!
8. World's Largest Jackalope, Douglas
The World's Largest Jackalope is located in Douglas, at the Railroad Interpretive Center. Did you know the Jackalope was a mythical creature created by a few Wyomingites as a way to sell their taxidermy?
9. America's Smallest Town, Buford
Buford is the smallest town in America! With a population of 1, this town keeps a post office and gas station running, but there's only one house in the entire town.
Of course, there are also a bunch of amazing places to see in Wyoming that weren’t made by man. Check out
14 Places In Wyoming You Thought Only Existed In Your Imagination to see some of the most stunning landscapes of the Cowboy State.