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FABULOUS trip into yesteryear!!!

The largest historic site in the state of Wyoming didn’t disappoint! Nestled in a gorgeous little... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2020
wonderfulwyo
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Ranchester, Wyoming
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Amazing Glimpse into the Past

Historic mining town that was on the Oregon trail offers fascinating glimpse into what life was... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2020
RozzyW
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 14 July 2020 via mobile

The largest historic site in the state of Wyoming didn’t disappoint! Nestled in a gorgeous little valley, the ghost town has been restored so well that you can hear the gold dust shifting through the floorboards! In addition to history, you have a multitude of hikingholing trails to explore.... best $ value around!

Date of experience: July 2020
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Reviewed 21 June 2020

Historic mining town that was on the Oregon trail offers fascinating glimpse into what life was like during the gold rush. It’s a living history lesson! We drove 3 hours from Cody to visit and it was worth the drive. One of the highlights of our WY visit.

Date of experience: June 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2019

We were going through the area and wanted to stop and visit. We had not been here for about 40 years. The restoration was nice to see. It is similar to Virginia City in southern Montana. We were driving from the north and turned at a sign that directed us to South Pass City. This turned out to be about 5 miles before the actual site, taking you down several miles of bumpy, dusty, gravel roads. There is a much larger sign at the main entrance, but if you are unfamiliar with the area and driving from the north you don't know that. The man that took our money and gave us a guide was friendly and we visited with him both before we toured the town and after. They were not at all busy and the entire time we were there we only saw two other people touring the site. Only one building was staffed. It was a General Store in the period style. We would like to have asked some questions, but the older lady working there never looked up from her laptop to speak to us. We could see that they were in the process of working on some other buldings and we look forward to stopping by again sometime. Seems like they could benefit from maybe having some additional staff around but maybe money is an issue. We enjoyed looking in the old buildings and reading the guide to their history.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 16 September 2019

What a beautiful drive, the scenery is spectacular. You will drive a dirt road but it is well maintained. Very interesting history.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 September 2019

When comparing the two visits we made to this place, we would strongly suggest going with a tour. It's not bad to wonder and figure things out for yourself, but with a tour guide, the place comes alive. It is a hard place to find in the middle of nowhere and can also take some time to figure out your surroundings once you're there. We have enjoyed both of our visits (with and without a tour), but our children had a better time with a tour. It does get chilly, so be prepared to wear a jacket. You should also check out the nearby mines to catch a glimpse of why this place became a boom town in the first place.

Date of experience: October 2018
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