Who's Down For A Montana to Wyoming Road Trip?

Lately, I think about going to Wyoming a lot.  I'm not really sure why, but I think it has to do with my re-watch of Yellowstone. I had to investigate things to do in Wyoming.

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Turns Out There's A Lot More To Wyoming Than The Train Station

Travel Wyoming has a whole page of cool things to do, but one thing in particular caught my eye:

The Chugwater Soda Fountain

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This is the oldest operating soda fountain in Wyoming.  Built in 1914, this place has been through a lot.

  • Originally a drugstore & general store with a soda fountain
  • Partially burned and rebuilt in 1916
  • Fountain bar was built in England and installed in Rock Creek
  • In 1927, when the railroad went through, the Rock Creek business was sold and the bar was broken down into 3 pieces and taken to the Chugwater drug store by wagons
  • The mirror and glass are all original
  • Since 1946, there has been a mounted elk on the wall named Wendall. Due to a town petition, no matter who owns the Chugwater, Wendall has a home there.
  • It's a soda fountain and restaurant today
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How Do You Get To Chugwater?

It's not hard. Billings, Hardin, Casper then Chugwater. But it takes awhile.  You're looking at a days drive, at least, depending on where you're headed out of.

Montana to Chugwater Wyoming
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Spend a Night Or 2 In Casper

There isn't a lot in Chugwater, so I looked up Casper, Wyoming.  There is a lot to see and do.  Here's what Visit Casper recommends:

  • Museums
  • Casper Wyoming things to do

    Casper Mountain

    Casper Mountain, Casper Wyoming

    Walk Platte River Trails

    Platte River Trails, Casper Wyoming

    Visit Downtown Casper

    Downtown Casper

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    We all see the graffiti on trains that pass through Wyoming.

    But have you ever paused just a moment to look at it?

    A lot is garbage.

    But some of this still can be considered art.

    Even great art.

    Other times it's just an interesting message.

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