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Address: U.S. 14, Bighorn National Forest, Sheridan, WY
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Don't miss out on this out look stop like we almost did- we actually turned back around and I am glad we did, it is truly beautiful. A great stop to stretch your legs and walk the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MollyaBradshaw
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss out on this out look stop like we almost did- we actually turned back around and I am glad we did, it is truly beautiful. A great stop to stretch your legs and walk the beautiful maintained trails and walkways to the multiple falls. Beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great area to plan a family hike. It is an easy walk as there are places to stop along the way. You will definitely wants to take many photos. And don't forget to pack yourself a picnic lunch!

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Thank Renee F
West Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Even though the visitor center was closed you can still park on the side of the street and check out the waterfall and several other overlooks of the river and canyon. It only takes about 30 minutes to check it out.

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Thank Sonia S
Pierre, SD
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The visitor center was closed so we had to park by a gate but well worth it. the short walk led right to the falls which were a wonderful sight and a nice break in the drive.

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Thank James A
Lakeville, MN
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I love stopping here in the morning when the sun makes a rainbow over the falls. Great spot to stretch the legs before you head towards Greybull.

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Thank mnhockeydad
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

If you like Geology and ancient history you will love this gorgeous place!! Summer or winter it's great! Usually no one here too when i get here! A+++!

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Thank BKW 1
Merrill, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Shell Falls is an annual stop when we make our trek from northern Wisconsin to Wyoming. The accessibility to the falls gives one several vantage points to observe this phenomenal water sculpture. In addition, the walking paths allow for views of the mountains that sing to the skies. Humbling. Nothing man-made can compare in our opinion, to this gem on... More 

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Hollywood, Maryland
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Gorgeous waterfall. Great for picture taking. Its a nice stop while driving through the Big Horns. There are bathroom facilities and a short interpretive walk.

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Thank Michelle T
Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The drive through Bighorn National Forest is beautiful with the highlight being the Shell Falls Wayside.

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Thank KYseniors
Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

There is so much to enjoy on this highway, so plan to take your time and stop frequently to enjoy the views. The Shell Falls area is a nice stopping point, with a nice little visitor area and restrooms. They do close the area as winter approaches, but it's possible to pull off near the gates and still walk in... More 

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