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Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark

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Address: Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY

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This ceremonial site is where all area Native American chiefs met to decide the fate of their people and their intertribal relationships. It is all the way up at the top of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brooklet, Georgia
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Brooklet, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ceremonial site is where all area Native American chiefs met to decide the fate of their people and their intertribal relationships. It is all the way up at the top of Medicine Wheel Pass, which I believe to be the highest mountain highway passage in the United States at over 13,000 feet above sea level. In fact, i have... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

You have heard about Medicine Wheel but if you had not been there it is not the same. If you are near the area you need to stop even if for only a few minutes to say that you too have seen one of history's great sights. To bad too many people in the past have removed stones from the... More 

1 Thank Ron S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 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 

3 Thank David F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 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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