Automobile and the Virginian Hotel WY SHPO historic photo WY SHPO stagecoach photo UP engine Point of Rocks Stage Station







Traveling “Tracks Across Wyoming” takes you on a journey through time as well as space. Discover how the stories of westward migration and the nation’s first transcontinental railroad and coast-to-coast automobile route are woven throughout southern Wyoming.

Attractions Listed by County, East to West
Laramie   Albany   Carbon   Uinta   Lincoln


Laramie
Texas Trail Museum Complex
3rd & Market St.
Pine Bluffs, WY
307-245-3713
Railroad History on Display: Big Boy Steam Engine in Holiday Park
Morrie and East Lincolnway Streets
Cheyenne, Wyoming
1242 Steam Engine in Lions Park on Carey Avenue near Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum in Cheyenne.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum
4501 N. Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
307-778-7290
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Union Pacific Depot
15th & Capitol Streets
Cheyenne, WY
307-778-3133  Toll-free:800.426.5009
Enjoy fine dining and explore the beautifully restored depot in downtown Cheyenne. The Visitors Bureau offers tours and trolley rides
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Albany
Ames Monument
Located just south of I-80
Between Cheyenne and Laramie
Ames Monument honors Oliver and Oakes Ames who were instrumental in financing the original transcontinental railroad. Built in 1882, it was designed by architect Henry H. Richardson and features bas-relief sculptures by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Henry B. Joy Monument and Lincoln Bust
Sherman Pass Summit Visitor Center
I-80 east of Laramie
Henry B. Joy was one of the founders of cross-country travel as he was instrumental in the creation of the Lincoln Highway. The heroic sized bust of Abraham Lincoln can easily be seen from I-80. It marks the highest point, 8,400’ above sea level, of the Lincoln Highway which was established in 1913.
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Carbon
Medicine Bow Museum
Medicine Bow, WY
Located across the highway from the Virginian Hotel, in the old railroad depot.
(307)379-2383
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An alternate route to I-80 is U.S. 30—the old Lincoln Highway from Walcott to Laramie. It runs through the town of Medicine Bow, made famous by Owen Wister’s The Virginian.
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Uinta
Fort Bridger State Historic Site
PO Box 35
Ft. Bridger, WY 82933
(307) 782-3842
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Established by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez in 1843 as an emigrant supply stop along the Oregon Trail. It was obtained by the Mormons in the early 1850s, and then became a military outpost in 1858. In 1933, the property was dedicated as a Wyoming Historical Landmark and Museum.
Sunset Motor Court
Located along Lincoln Highway, now known as Bear River Drive
Evanston, WY
The Sunset Motor Court was situated along the Lincoln Highway in Evanston and was a welcome sight to weary travelers.
Historic Depot Square
Located on Lincoln Highway, at Front Street and 10th Street
Evanston, WY 82933
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Evanston’s Historic Depot Square was refurbished to its early splendor in the 1990s. The square is home to the Union Pacific Train Depot, the Beeman-Cashin Building, the Carnegie Library, the Joss House and soon, an authentic Chinese gazebo and garden.
Roundhouse & Railyards Complex
1440 Main Street
Evanston, WY
Evanston’s Roundhouse & Railyards Complex attracts railroad enthusiasts from around the world.
Lincoln
Big Springs Scenic Backway
Take the long and winding road through spectacular scenery from Kemmerer to Cokeville; this is a summer route for SUVs and a winter route for snowmobiles.
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