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From Denver to Yellowstone

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Hi, Sharla again. Recently, we drove from Denver to Yellowstone, which is roughly 500 miles. While Yellowstone is the grand destination, there are lots of must see items along the way. If you drive from Denver to Yellowstone, you can make this an epic road trip into the great west.

Wyoming Welcome Center

On the way up, we stopped at the Wyoming Welcome Center.  It houses a small, but interesting and informative museum. There you will see the skeletal remains of the first mammoth discovered in Wyoming, as well as, unique displays of life in early Wyoming. It was well maintained and a lot of fun. They have brochures of all the fun places and things to do in Wyoming and what I found to be very interesting were the Wyoming Travel Guides printed in different languages!

Wyoming Welcome Center
Wyoming Welcome Center
Wyoming Welcome Center
Mammoth skeleton found in Wyoming

Little Big Horn National Monument

Little Big Horn National Monument in Montana was a great stop and nothing like I expected.  The straight rows of white tombstones at the National Cemetery of those from Montana who served this country was both impressive and humbling. There were massive monument tributes to both Native American and Calvary Soldiers who lost their lives during the battle for Big Horn and even the horses who perished had a monument.  I could feel the sadness of that day as I gazed over the battlefield. There is so much more there to see than I ever imagined and extremely glad we made that stop.

Little Big Horn
Little Big Horn

Buffalo Bill Museum

On the way back, we also made time to stop in Cody, Wyoming to visit the Buffalo Bill Museum.  That place was amazing and filled with everything about Buffalo Bill Cody and tons of other items from a massive display of guns to Teddy Roosevelt’s saddle! There is so much to see there that you need to spend the entire day!

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Gun Display
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Presidential Saddle

We are going back to Yellowstone next month for the Great Solar Eclipse and will be staying longer and seeing more! I will share all about Yellowstone National Park after that trip.

Happy Trails!

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4 Comments

  1. This is exactly the kind of stuff I want to do when we go to Yellowstone someday! I agree that battlefields are so sad, but I think it is so important for kids to experience these things. I’d love the Buffalo Bill Museum! I am a fan of Annie Get Your Gun, so I would like to learn more about his life. This looks like a great trip!

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