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Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark

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Address: Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Greenfield IN
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Greenfield IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a kind of North American Stonehenge, apparently predating any of the current Native American tribes. From some readings, I have gathered it is somewhere between 700 to 3,000 years old. At an elevation of about 10,000 feet, the 1.5 mile hike (one way) can easily wind you, and several rest breaks will be necessary. At least one pint... More 

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

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