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Trail End State Historic Site

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Address: 400 Clarendon Ave, Sheridan, WY 82801-4053
Phone Number:
+1 307-674-4589
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Trail End State Historic Site is a fully furnished historic house museum...

Trail End State Historic Site is a fully furnished historic house museum that interprets the time period 1913-1933. Visitors step back into time to catch a glimpse of what life was like for John B. Kendrick, a rancher politician, and his family. Hours: April 1- May 31: 1:00-4:00pm daily June 1-August 31: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm daily September 1-December 14: 1:00-4:00pm daily Closed: Veteran's Day Thanksgiving Day December 15-March 31

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Classic Cattle Baron Residence

If you have an interest in Western history this is a great place to spend some time during a visit to Sheridan, Wyoming. John Kendrick was an orphan that worked as a young cowboy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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Big Horn, Wyoming
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Big Horn, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you have an interest in Western history this is a great place to spend some time during a visit to Sheridan, Wyoming. John Kendrick was an orphan that worked as a young cowboy on the great Texas to northern plains cattle drives. in the late 1800s. Mr. Kendrick subsequently became a wealthy rancher/cattle baron, and prominent Wyoming politician. Beautiful... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Trail End, also referred to as Kendrick Mansion, is a beautiful home with a well-documented history. The home and grounds have been well preserved and it is always a delight to tour. A tour in the nice weather of spring, summer, or fall allow you to enjoy the grounds, but a tour in December is also recommended, as the home... More 

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Kingwood, TX, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I like this place so much that I went there many times. Hosts of the building are very nice and friendly. The furniture is beatiful and kept well. I was also impressed with location of the building and the garden which sometimes easy to see deer wondering around. They also have small theater in the back. I stay in Sheridan... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My granddaughter and I quietly toured the museum one Sunday morning. She was eager to see each room, and admired the opulence. We noted as many things together as we could, that gave us an idea of who the occupants really were. (I think we took about an hour.) We both marveled at the kitchen - and how challenging it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We attended a day-long presentation in the Carriage House, which is just great for atmosphere and an intimate experience. Great hospitality from the staff and a wonderful example of an early landscaped grounds with great views of the mountains.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I loved going to the gardens and house. You can do a lot and it's a self guided tour. You can take your time.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful site and home. Ninety percent of the furnishings are original to this four story home. It's a stunning house on a hill overlooking Sheridan, home to the Kendrick's, he a self made cattleman turned politician, she a paragon of Wyoming society. They do a good job displaying and describing various rooms and objects and help form a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

An amazing old house owned and indeed built by a former Wyoming governor and owned by the family until the 1960s, hence the fact that the details and furniture and artefacts are mostly original. My husband usually finds these places a bit boring, particularly if they are "recreated" but this one he didn't as it was so well brought to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This seemed to be a pretty 'modern' home for the era. Lots of beautiful woodwork, stained glass windows. You get to see the maids quarters, laundry in the basement. I'll let the rest be a surprise. I really enjoyed this historic site.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a very nice example of what life could of been like if you were in this time and place. Where is a Great taste of yesterday brought into today. Ballrooms where a big thing for this time where most of this income level would have one and they would go to different houses for dances and eats. A... More 

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