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Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark

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Address: Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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Medicine Wheel is a must see in north-central Wyoming

We passed through the Bighorn Mountains on US 14 and 14A on our way to Yellowstone National Park. Medicine Wheel is an interesting stop if you are interested in Native American... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed through the Bighorn Mountains on US 14 and 14A on our way to Yellowstone National Park. Medicine Wheel is an interesting stop if you are interested in Native American sites, scenic beauty, hiking, wildlife watching or mountain air. We were there in early July and there was still snow crossing the path. The hike is 1.5 miles each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful ride to an amazing destination. The views are superb and the history makes this adventure that more interesting-

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The walk out to the site was a little challenging but worth the effort. The views and the site itself was awesome. We always enjoy visiting Native American sites and this one was certainly impressive.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Medicine Wheel is a native American archaeological site high in the Northern Big Horn Mountains. It is 60' (diameter) rock circle with 28 spokes connecting to a central hub. Extra piles of rock around the circle form sighting points for important celestial events. For example one rock pile, when lined up with the central hub, points directly to the rising... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

This takes a little work to get to north of alternate Highway 14 and may require driving a 10% grade climbing up if traveling from west to east or the reverse if from east to west. However, this is a prime example of one of the reasons to slow down while passing through Wyoming. This is holy ground of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Drive up 14A from Lovell or come from Greybull or Sheridan - it's on the north side of the hiway once you get on top. Last time we were there it's a hike to get over to the wheel. Remember this was made a long time ago and is simply rocks on the ground. If you can''t appreciate the people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Crossing Rocky Mountains from West to East. In the city of Lovell you take a left turn along highway US 14A (closed in winter months) for Rocky Mountains/Bighorn Medicine Wheel/Buffalo. After about 30 kilometer through an arid and flat landscape, the road begins to elevate ever so slightly, and it continues to do so – and quite a bit more,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Of the three scenic highways that wind their way through the Bighorn Mountains, the US-14A from Burgess Junction is the most spectacular. The road edges its way up Medicine Mountain where upon its windswept western peak stands the mysterious Medicine Wheel accessible by foot from the car park and public facilities. Having enjoyed the walk and views from the top,... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Walk around the Medicine Wheel and dream back to centuries ago. People come to it to pray and ask for help. They also tie bright scarves, ropes, necklaces, ..... Just to leave a little of themselves with this sacred place of awe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

You are a long ways up, so go slow. It is a couple miles all told. We did see one person get a drive in because they were in a leg cast, so be sure to ask if requiring help. We had started on the road just intending to go half way or so, for the views. But we just... More 

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