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Medicine Lodge State Historic Site

 
Hwy. 31, 6 miles northeast of Hyattville Hyattville, WY 82428
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The Medicine Lodge site has long been known for its Indian petroglyphs and pictographs. They are directly associated with important human habitation sites for thousands of years. Within a 12-mile radius of Medicine Lodge, five distinct vegetation zones can be found. These range from the desert basin to the big mountain meadows. A variety of Wyoming's animals are here at the site. In addition to porcupines, prairie dogs, bobcats and mountain lions, there are many others to see. There is excellent fishing for brook and brown trout. Don't forget to bring your binoculars, as there are over 100 species of birds that call Medicine Lodge home.

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DAY ONE: Twenty-three miles from the Montana State Line is Sheridan, home of the Trail End State Historic Site and the Kendrick Mansion. John B. Kendrick came to Wyoming a penniless, uneducated and orphan cowboy, and later became governor of Wyoming and a U.S. Senator. Another 23 miles south on I-90 leads to Exit 44 and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. Near the fort is the Fetterman Battlefield, the site where Capt. William J. Fetterman and 80 soldiers were ambushed by hundreds of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. DAY TWO: West of Buffalo and north of Ten Sleep is the Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site. This site features a variety of petroglyphs and pictographs dating back tens of thousands of years. The site, which has been determined to be a crossroads for prehistoric peoples, also offers great camping and picnicking for the modern day traveler. Traveling back to I-90 and towards the South Dakota State Line is Keyhole State Park. Drop a line in Keyhole Reservoir or camp at the sites many campsites. Either way Keyhole State Park offers a quiet, relaxing experience.
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