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One Tank Trip for Wyoming Camping
If there was just one word to describe Wyoming, it would have to be stunning...beautiful...picturesque. Alright, it's impossible to pick just one word to describe the beauty of this area, and there is no end to the activities that go on, either! Whatever you're looking for, whether it's snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, or just looking to sit breathless as you stare at some of the most gorgeously rugged landscape to be found anywhere, Wyoming has got the cure for what ails you!
Today, we start our one tank trip in Cody, a city rich in frontier past and named after its founder, Buffalo Bill Cody. As a gateway city, Cody is in a prime location for many travelers seeking a little winter recreation, some outdoor adventure, and maybe even some relaxation, if they have the time! For those who seek culture, Cody has something for you, too. There are museums, and then there is the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, featuring five acclaimed museums under one roof. Consisting of the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, and the Draper Museum of Natural History, this is the finest western center anywhere in the world, and there is so much packed in these five incredible museums, your admission is good for two days. A great place to wind down your day, or to take a break from all that winter fun.
Heading out of Cody on WY-120 E, travelers are in for a spectacular drive along our one tank trip to our next Wyoming RV camping destination, Thermopolis. If this is your first time to this amazing city, you're in for a real treat! Home to the world's largest mineral hot springs, Thermopolis draws millions who want to combine the wonders of the springs with the many other indoor, outdoor, and cultural activities that are offered here. For a wonderful thrill, stop in at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. This fascinating museum has over 30 mounted skeletons, hundreds of displays and dioramas, and a dig site where visitors get to see actual dinosaurs buried in the ground. Where else could you get up close and personal with a T-Rex? The Wind River Scenic Byway offers travelers 34 miles of unspoiled views of this great state, and offers the outdoor enthusiast a place to get lost in canyon fishing, float trips, camping, and many other activities. Native Americans, explorers and pioneers once used this scenic canyon as a travel corridor between the central and northwest areas of Wyoming. What better stretch of highway to lead us to our next destination!
To our last Wyoming RV camping stop, take the Wind River Scenic Byway, better known as US-20 E and merge onto US-26 W, and in a few hours you'll have arrived at stunning Dubois. Nestled along the Wind River, Dubois is surrounded by the Wind River and Absaroka mountains, a place once well known as the headquarters for old time cow outfits and railroad tie crews. Today, Dubois is the social center for Wind River dude ranches, and many travelers venture this way for the incredible scenery, fishing, horseback riding, dogsledding, hiking and to participate in the best big game hunting in the western US. The Big Horn Sheep Interpretive Center is the main attraction in town and tours are offered to show off the Whiskey Mountain herd of bighorn sheep, the largest wintering herd in the world. Don't pass up the opportunity to catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures. Don't let Dubois' rustic look fool you - this charming town offers accommodations to fit every taste, including dining and shopping.
Wyoming is rugged and beautiful; there is no doubt about it. It’s a veritable playground for those who enjoy an exciting array of outdoor activities. With all of its beauty and rich old west history, Wyoming manages to hold onto its mystique and charm that bring visitors back again and again.
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