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Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark

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Address: Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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Must see & pay respect

3 years ago in July we attempted to go here, and there was still too much snow, so being able to stop this time was a huge win. Such a beautiful and inspiring location at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
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Langley City, Canada
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Langley City, Canada
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281 reviews 281 reviews
200 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

3 years ago in July we attempted to go here, and there was still too much snow, so being able to stop this time was a huge win. Such a beautiful and inspiring location at the top. 1.5 mile hike round trip at about 10,000 feet, so take it easy and bring lots of water. Remember that this location is... More 

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Omaha
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our family hiked to this landmark in July of this year. My parents have each had health issues and we took our time making it to the top. They made it pretty easily with a couple of stops to rest. The site itself is intriguing. Our nine-year-old found it interesting but experienced an overwhelming feeling of sadness from the site... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Medicine Wheel was my favorite part of our trip to Wyoming. We drove through the Big Horn Mountains from Dayton on our way to Cody and stopped to see it. You have to hike in about 1.5 miles to get to the Medicine Wheel, but it is an easy walk and the views are absolutely amazing. We were literally... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was very lucky to be able to drive up the Mountain and park next to the Medicine Wheel. Definitely a beautiful place to visit. Very spiritual and def took some time to stand there and admire the location which not only offers history but lots of sweet views. Some say that the Natives built it and some say that... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Medicine Wheel Mountain is on the western edge of the Big Horn Mountains. I came to it from the east, from Sheridan. The drive up into the mountains is very interesting, especially the geology, and some of the rock layers are labeled with signs. The road is winding, but once you get up on top of the mountains, it flattens... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark is worth the journey. We stayed overnight in Sheridan on our way to LIttle Big Horn from Devil's Tower. You'll want to start from Sheridan around 1 pm if you'd like to get back before dark. The state roads prior to the turn off to MWNHL are well maintained. The views from MWNHL are incredible... More 

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Laurel, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a very spiritual place, with an awesome location. 10,000 ft. up and just beautiful scenery. While only native Americans are encouraged to leave a token, the ancient history of this place inspires all to want to pay tribute here.

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Montgomery, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After a hike of 30 minutes you get to the top and you can see for miles around the area also a good place to watch the sun set

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Spearfish
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

At approximately 10,000 feet elevation and at the end of a 1.5 mile hike (3 miles round trip), the effort getting to the Medicine Wheel in the Big Horn Mountains is well worth it. Sitting on a high point on the western edge of the mountains, the wheel is long sacred to Native Americans who still visit. Birds float on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

You really have to experience the place. Words do not do it justice. The hike from the parking area is only about a mile and a half and a moderate grade. There are benches to rest along the way should you need them. The view and the overall experience are quite incredible.

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