Sheridan Travel & Tourism

PO Box 7155 • Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-673-7120 • Toll Free: 888-596-6787

Sheridan is located near Interstate 90, 125 miles southeast of Billings, Montana and 240 miles west of Rapid City, South Dakota. The Sheridan County Airport provides daily direct flights to and from Denver.
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Welcome to Sheridan, Wyoming—The West at Its Best! Whether you plan to spend a day, a week, or a lifetime, we know you will enjoy your stay. Sheridan is steeped in western history and rests against a magnificent landscape, with the Big Horn Mountains rising majestically to the west and rolling plains sloping gently to the east.

Once a prized hunting ground to Native Americans who took game and fish in the fertile valley of the Little and Big Goose Creeks, the area surrounding Sheridan remains an outdoor paradise with recreational opportunities as abundant as the wildlife. Fishing, hiking, picnicking, biking, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, hunting, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling are just moments away for outdoor enthusiasts. For those less active who are interested in discovering the area’s amazing scenery, a drive through the Big Horn Mountains via the Big Horn Scenic Byway (US Highway 14), Medicine Wheel Passage (US Highway 14A) or the Cloud Peak Scenic Byway (US Highway 16) will provide breathtaking views of rugged mountain canyons, towering pine and aspen forests, waterfalls, and magnificently colored wildflower fields. The country surrounding Sheridan has inspired fiction and movies has been the backdrop for some recent films.

At the heart of Western “vacation land,” Sheridan is an ideal travel base situated midway between Yellowstone National Park and South Dakota’s Black Hills. Sheridan’s downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places with the largest collection of turn-of-the-century buildings in the region. From hotels, historic inns, and bed and breakfasts to dude ranches, mountain cabins, and RV parks and campgrounds, Sheridan offers quality accommodations meeting every individual’s needs. Dining runs the gamut from down-home to gourmet. A thriving arts community provides unique cultural fare—two of the approximately 100 artists’ colonies in the United States, The Ucross Foundation and Jentel, provide living and working space for selected, practicing visual, performing, and musical artists, and writers. Specialty shopping in the historic downtown abounds, from antiques and cowboy memorabilia to intriguing boutiques and galleries. The rich and complex history of the white man trailing through the region en route to Montana gold fields—notably via The Bozeman Trail—is captured in the numerous museums, historic sites, forts, and battlefields. Eight battle and fight sites are located in the region, with The Little Bighorn Battlefield located 90 miles north.

Big Horn, an unincorporated community six miles south of Sheridan, was home to the first polo field west of the Mississippi. Today in Big Horn, polo is played every weekend through the summer. A private citizen has built additional polo fields that now accomodate polo every weekend—both Saturday and Sunday—with teams from all over the country.

Sheridan is Wyoming’s Golf Capital and has four golf courses within a 35 mile radius, three within three miles of the city center. The Powder Horn, rated in the top 15 residential courses by Golfweek magazine and also rated highly by other magazines, features 27 holes of championship golf—Scottish links, target golf with an Old West style with wood and wetlands meadows and nine holes of surprising length and creative shots on open meadows and creek-side terrain. The Kendrick course provides expansive mountain views and again is rated one of the top courses in the state. Sheridan Country Club and the Buffalo Golf Course round out the area’s golfing opportunities.

The Sheridan Inn was once partially owned by Buffalo Bill who auditioned acts for his Wild West show from the Inn’s expansive porch. Rodeo is at home in Sheridan with events every weekend. Enjoy concerts in the parks every Tuesday throughout the summer. Summer events include: Buffalo Bill Days, Sheridan WYO Rodeo, Bozeman Trail Days, Big West Arts Festival, Don King Days, Open Field Rodeo, and Hang Gliders Fly Inn.

Take in a performance at the WYO Theater, a restored Vaudeville theater. This season has 21 WYO sponsored events, plus others, including ballet, children’s and adult theater, classical music, jazz, and film presentations.

Visit Sheridan in the thick of winter for an event that will warm your heart. The city hosts the Annual Christmas Stroll in the heart of the Historic Downtown district. Starting Friday after Thanksgiving, November 26th and continuing through Christmas Eve, the Stroll has grown in popularity and today attracts over 3,000 people for opening night festivities. Sheridan’s Main Street district will be dressed in Christmas lights and decorated for the season. The Main Street thoroughfare is closed off as strollers enjoy a respite from the past and line up to ride old fashioned trolleys, horse-drawn wagons and vintage fire-trucks. Sheridan’s Main Street district will be dressed in Christmas lights and decorated for the season. Entertainment and a fireworks display conclude the first evening’s events and of course Santa Clause greets children and young guests to hear their Christmas wishes.

Home to 16,900 residents and steadily growing, Sheridan is where the Old West meets the New West—a pocket of world-class culture wrapped up in hometown hospitality. Here you might find British royalty sharing a cup of coffee with a cowboy-booted rancher or an author chatting with a world-renowned saddle maker. Sheridan’s popularity with Hollywood film crews may lend a too-good-to-be-true air to this unassuming yet lively and diverse community. Don’t be fooled. Spend a day or a week, and you won’t doubt for a minute that you’re experiencing “The West at Its Best”—a town as open and welcoming as a Wyoming handshake.

In Sheridan, the opportunities are endless—the difficulty is saying goodbye.

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