I’m Michell from Girl In Air. I live in Sheridan, Wyoming. My town has a population of 17,401 and was voted The #1 Western Town in America! I’m excited to share with you my part of the world. It’s so beautiful here!
10 Free Things To Do In Sheridan, WY
Drive through our town and you might just spot a moose, pheasant, or a wild turkey, to name a few.
You can drive a few miles in any direction and find fabulous hiking spots! Hiking down to Porcupine Falls is our favorite.
This fountain has provided us with many hours of fun in the warm months! The best part is that our award winning website Sheridan Media has a web cam so his Nana 2 hours away can watch all the action! Oh and the beauty when they don’t shut the fountain off before the first freeze.
There are 17 days in 2011 that have free admission to Yellowstone Park! We are a 250 mile drive to the East Entrance of the park. It’s a great adventure to pack a picnic, some sleeping bags, a tent and head out on a beautiful drive to the park and sleep among the bears.
4. Pan for gold
The gold rush ain’t over folks! Yes that’s right I found gold! It is quite the thrill to spot a flake of gold. At $1000 an ounce, a flake has got to net about $1 or 2…right? Just need a river and a pan and you got a very fun free activity that just might net you some riches. As long as you’re hand panning, there are no registration requirements with the state. Happy hunting!
We have a wonderful scenic river walk through our town. Stopping and throwing a few rocks in the river is my son’s FAVORITE thing to do.
Right now the fields are being prepared to plant pumpkin seeds! So come September and October we can visit the Pumpkin Patch and enjoy free hayrides, cider, cookies and romps through the pumpkin patch. Oh and you can pet (or get eaten by) the farm animals. We visit every weekend in the fall!
8. Build a Snowman, Sled or Ski
Here in Wyoming we get SNOW! Lots and lots of SNOW! In fact we just had snow last week and it’s MAY! I grew up in Texas and even in my 40’s I still admire and LOVE the snow. In winter you can build a snowman, take a ride in a sled or ski.
The Trail End State Historic Site in Sheridan has an elegant aspect of Wyoming’s history. The 13,748 square foot mansion has free days and admission is always free for kids 17 years old and younger.
Explore the historic downtown via the town trolley or walk and experience all the unique specialty, western and art shops. There are at 46 buildings in Sheridan, Wyoming listed on the National Register.