Local Area Attractions Near Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA Journey

Come stay at this award-winning campground in the foothills of the beautiful Bighorn Mountains, where wildlife is easy to spot. Shell Creek, Tongue River Canyon and Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark are just three nearby attractions. In July, get Wyo’d at Sheridan’s rodeo or enjoy Long-mire Days in Buffalo. Sheridan has a historic downtown, polo matches, golf and museums. Little Bighorn Battlefield is an hour away. This KOA is a great stopping point en route to Yellowstone National Park or the Black Hills. Choose a Deluxe Cabin (sleeps six) or a rustic Camping Cabin. Tent Sites are available with/without electricity and for large groups. The 90-foot big-rig sites will accommodate most motorhomes that are towing. Swim in the pool; use the community fire pit; play mini golf, basket-ball and horseshoes; or fish in Goose Creek. Pool: Memorial Wknd–Labor Day Wknd.

Fort Phil Kearney

Fort Phil Kearney

Fort Phil Kearny was an outpost of the United States Army that existed in the late 1860s in present-day northeastern Wyoming along the Bozeman Trail.

Fort Phil Kearney is located between Sheridan and Buffalo, Wyoming. Take Exit 44 off of I-90. Tours are available.

528 Wagon Box Rd

Banner, WY 82832

307-684-7629

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Little Big Horn Battlefield

Little Big Horn Battlefield

This area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their way of life.

Here, at the Battle of Little Bighorn, in 1876, 263 soldiers and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer, met death at the hands of several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.

I-90 Frontage Rd

Crow Agency, MT 59022

406-638-2621

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Sheridan Inn

Sheridan Inn

The Sheridan Inn is a historic hotel in Sheridan, Wyoming. Designed by the architect Thomas R. Kimball of Omaha, Nebraska, in 1893, it was constructed by the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad as part of its development program in Wyoming associated with the extension of the railway. Equipped with the first bathtubs and electric lights in that part of Wyoming, the inn was considered the "finest hotel" between Chicago and San Francisco. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Buffalo Bill Cody managed the hotel for the railroad from 1894 to 1896. He mostly attracted sportsmen for big game hunting in the Big Horn Mountains to the west and hosted numerous notable guests. He often auditioned talent for his Wild West Show from the broad front porch during his ownership. Open daily and guided tours and historical lectures are available at a nominal fee.

856 Broadway

Sheridan, WY 82801

307-674-2178

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RV Rentals

RV Rentals

Through our partnership with RVshare, we are excited to offer RV rentals at the Sheridan | Big Horn Mountains KOA. Choose an RV for your trip, and it will be delivered right to your campsite at the campground! Click this link to the RVshare website, and find the RV that's perfect for your next adventure!

Brinton Memorial Ranch & Museum

Brinton Memorial Ranch & Museum

The Brinton Museum is located on the Quarter Circle A Ranch. Formerly known as the Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum, this museum and historic ranch is located 2 miles southwest of Big Horn, Wyoming. The ranch was built in 1893 by William Moncreiffe, a Scottish immigrant and successful businessman.

The Bradford Brinton Memorial Ranch is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m to the public from May 15 through September 7. Enjoy the view of a 20-room, fully furnished ranch house. This attraction is located 12 miles south of Sheridan, Wyoming.

239 Brinton Rd

Big Horn, WY 82833

307-672-3173

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Local Area Recreation Near Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA Journey

Shopping

Shopping

Historic Downtown Sheridan, listed on the National Historic register. Park and shop for your Wyoming outfit. Tour downtown museums and stuff yourself at our friendly tasty restaurants. The 3rd Thursday street festival begins June - September.

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Fishing & Hunting

Fishing & Hunting

The Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest region are popular for both hunting and fishing enthusiasts. Animals that inhabit the region include Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Elk, Moose, Mountain Lion, Coyote, Black Bear, Wild Turkey and numerous other small game animals.

The area also sports hundreds of streams and lakes populated with rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat trout as well as other species of fish.

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Kendrick Golf Course and other golf courses

Kendrick Golf Course and other golf courses

Kendrick Golf Course is located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains just outside Sheridan, Wyoming. An 18-Hole course (Par 72), open to the public, open every day of the week (April 1 through October 15). Amenities include a driving range, rental riding carts, rental clubs, fully-stocked Pro Shop, reasonable green fees, lessons available from a PGA professional, full-facility dining room, snack bar and cocktails.

Other Local Golf courses include:

  • Powderhorn Golf Course is located 5 miles south of Sheridan off I90 exit 25.
  • Sheridan Municipal Golf course is located west of town 1/2 mile past Sheridan Hospital.

65 Golf Course Rd

Sheridan, WY 82801

307-674-8148

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Off-Road Adventures

Off-Road Adventures

The Bighorn Mountains offer hundreds of miles of trails to accommodate all types of ATVs and riders. Park your trailer at the Bighorn snowmobile trailer parking lots and start your ride up Red Grade road. From there you can access multiple trails and go deep into the Bighorn National Forest for fishing, camping and wildlife viewing.

Hiking in the Bighorns

Hiking in the Bighorns

Take a hike in some of Wyoming's most beautiful and rugged mountains.  A fantastic resource of hikes and other recreation around Sheridan, WY can be found here: 

General Hiking Info: https://www.sheridanwyoming.org/the-great-outdoors/hiking-camping/

Day Hiking Trips: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/bighorn/recreation/hiking/?recid=30352&actid=50

Backpacking Areas: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/bighorn/recreation/hiking/?recid=30352&actid=51

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