Listed by County, East to West
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.
- Texas Trail Museum Complex
3rd & Market St.
Pine Bluffs, WY
- Railroad History on Display: Big Boy Steam Engine in Holiday Park
Morrie and East Lincolnway Streets
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
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- Union Pacific Depot
- 15th & Capitol Streets
Enjoy fine dining and explore the beautifully restored depot in downtown Cheyenne. The Visitors Bureau offers tours and trolley rides
- Ames Monument
- Located just south of
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.
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- 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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- Medicine Bow Museum
Medicine Bow, WY
Located across the highway from the Virginian Hotel, in the old railroad depot.
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.
- Fort Bridger State Historic Site
- PO Box 35
Ft. Bridger, WY 82933
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
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
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
- Roundhouse & Railyards Complex
- 1440 Main Street
Evanston’s Roundhouse & Railyards Complex
attracts railroad enthusiasts from around the world.
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- 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.