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Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark

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Address: Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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A Great Way to Learn About Native Americans

This is living history. The views are spectacular and the visiting the grounds are a solemn experienced not to be missed. The entire canyon area is a "hidden treasure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Clayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is living history. The views are spectacular and the visiting the grounds are a solemn experienced not to be missed. The entire canyon area is a "hidden treasure" overshadowed by Yellowstone.

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Clayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Don't let the length of the hike nor the steepness of the access road prevent you from making this trek. Even with snow drifted over the trail, the hike was quite doable. Wear hiking boots, take water, and take your time. The scenery along the way makes taking frequent rest stops easy and pleasant. The Medicine Wheel itself is spiritual.... More 

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Farmingdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This site was visited in August. Some people complained about snow but we didn't encounter any. The wheel is at an elevation of 10,000 feet. To get there you travel on Rte 14 Alt, on 10% grades. The road to the wheel has no business being a 2 lane road but it is thrilling. Once you get there, it is... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A 1.5 mile hike to see the Medicine Wheel, beautiful views along the hike, might want to make sure you have a jacket even in the summer time.

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Brigham City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice beautiful nature walk up to the medicine wheel... great photo op at the wheel. Very interesting watching Native-Americans walk the wheel and witness the ritual by several participants

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I heard of this archeological / sacred to native peoples landmark high ( over 9600 feet elevation )in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. We were in the mountains and wanted to find it and I'm so glad we did. It's a worthwhile hike from the US Forest Ranger station's parking lot. (If you have a handicap placard/ license) they... More 

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Greenfield IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you know what this place is and how sacred it is go. It takes some understanding of what it is or you won't care. The history behind this is fascinating. Once you get to the top it's breath taking. And to witness the rituals and the respect the Indians have for this is such an honor.

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Powell, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

As a breed and my innate psyche being Native American, I resent it when I see people smirking, criticizing and making fun of what I consider my culture. People like this should stay away; it is sacred ground and it should be respected in all ways. I remain firm in the belief that vehicles should never be allowed to go... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Round trip hike of 3 miles with terrific mountain scenery along the way to see a huge medicine wheel that had been visited by thousands with small offerings left along the outside of the wheel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you love nature and Native American history this is a must see. It is a 3 mile walk round trip from the parking lot, but there's a maintained path/road and benches along the way to rest. It's close to 10,000 feet so walk is on an incline. We were literally in the clouds on the drive up. Beautiful views!

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Address: Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Lovell

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