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Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark

Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Lovell
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Chandler, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Passing through the region we were recommended to visit the Medicine wheel and we did head toward it! A very nice gravel road (no problem even for a big RV) you will come to a parking area and then it's a 1.5 mile hike to the medicine wheel. Once you arrive at the site, you will be rewarded for the... More

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Kemmerer, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've always wanted to see the Medicine Wheel. It is an ancient, sacred, site used by the Native American Indians for centuries. It is a 1 1/2 mile hike to the top, but worth every step. If you love to learn of other cultures, appreciate ancient sites, and have a respect and reverence for nature and people, this is for... More

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La Plata, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We trekked up to the Medicine Wheel on June 21, the summer solstice. Wow! What a gorgeous vista. You feel like you are on top of the world here. No wonder early peoples used this site to discern time and seasons. The arrangement of rocks is a wonder---and the prayer bundles remind us that this is yet another sacred place.... More

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St. Augustine FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I attempted to walk to Medicine wheel earlier this week. We drove to the top and walked until the path turned to snow. There was at least 10' plus covering the path and on the only way over was to take the path over the snow covered path. I started and was about 3/4 way across when... More

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Gasquet, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Really cool! Nice hike even though it was like a mile walk but it had some really cool scenery! It is Wyoming people!

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