Wyoming - Landmarks and Points of Interest

Wyoming - Landmarks and Points of Interest

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Known as the "Register of the Desert," Independence Rock, located 50 miles southwest of Casper on Highway 220, still bears names and messages carved into its surface by pioneers traveling along the Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express trails.

Relive the romance and sense of wonder of the transcontinental railroad at the Cheyenne Depot Museum where visitors can wander the Union Pacific Depot with its stunning 1929 art deco lobby and learn about the historical significance of the transcontinental railroad at the Depot Museum.

Rock Springs Historic City Hall is one of the last remaining examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in southwestern Wyoming. It is also a symbol of the town's history as a railroad town and mining center.

The Historic Sheridan Inn was the home of Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as the site where he auditioned acts for his famous Wild West Show. Re-enactments are held here each June during Buffalo Bill Days. The building's unique architecture has also been a cause for fascination—in 1949 it was named in Ripley's Believe It or Not as "The House of 69 Gables."

Buffalo Bill had his hand in yet another Cody landmark, the Irma Hotel, which he built in 1902. Today, the Irma's cherrywood bar, which dates from the period of construction, is one of the most photographed spots in Cody. In the summer months, the hotel stages gunfight re-enactments nightly.

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