EXPERIENCE SHERIDAN’S WESTERN ATTRACTIONS IN 48 HOURS
Day 1. Experience the industrial west at the Nelson Inn (2), Sheridan’s newest boutique hotel. The suites sleep four to six people, and feature vintage charm, modern lines, and highlights a chic interplay between pure form and function. After breakfast take a drive to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the site of the 1876 battle between Custer’s 7th Cavalry and a combined Lakota-Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho force. Return to Sheridan and enjoy the old west marvels at the Don King Museum. The museum features rare firearms, horse-drawn hearses, an old west photo archive, a vast collection of hand-crafted saddles, ropes and leather work, Indian artifacts, and much more.
Tour Trail End State Historic Site (4). Built in Flemish Revival style, the Trail End mansion provides an elegant vision of Sheridan’s rich and colourful history. Dine at Wyoming Cattle & Creek or birch Restaurant (3) for a taste of wild Wyo. fare or fine western dining, respectively.
Day 2. Rise with the history buffs and tour Indian battle sites and former military posts, including Rosebud and Connor Battlefields, the site of the Wagon Box Fight, and picturesque Fort Phil Kearny, located on the Bozeman Trail. The Skylab at Fort Phil is a thrill for stargazers. Explore The Brinton Museum (5) for a look at one of the most robust collections of Indian and western artifacts in the US, then take a scenic drive into the legendary Bighorn Mountains (6), host to epic landscapes and wildlife.
Save plenty of time to shop Historic Downtown Sheridan. Visit Crazy Woman Trading Co., High Mountain Mercantile, Sheridan Stationery and Books, Tom Balding Bits and Spurs, the Bozeman Gallery, Brian’s Boots and other western-centric boutiques and galleries. Downtown Sheridan features incredible public art, beautifully restored historic buildings, and the iconic WYO Theater (1 ), opened in 1923. Grab lunch at the new Smith Alley Brewing Co. & Public House, then visit the Sheridan County Museum; the museum boasts a vast archive of historical images, artifacts and letters, and serves as an excellent exclamation point on your tour. Enjoy Happy Hour at Blacktooth Brewery, Luminous Brewhouse or The Mint Bar. After dinner, kick up your boots on the porch of the Historic Sheridan Inn the way Buffalo Bill once did, and watch the sun set on your time in Sheridan.
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UNWIND AT THE HISTORIC MILL INN
This historic property was once the Sheridan Flouring Mills, a company that owned 13 grain elevators from Hardin, MT to Gillette, WY and was once the largest taxpayer in Wyoming. The original mill was established in the early 1890’s but was destroyed by fire. The current Coffeen Ave structure was built in 1919. The Moody family purchased and renovated the property in 1992 with an eye on historic preservation and restoration. The Best Rest Out West has been a reality for visitors to Sheridan ever since.