|Name||Meeteetse Visitor Center
2005 Warren StreetPO Box 238Meeteetse, WY 82433
|Brief Description||Meeteetse, WY
|Description||Meeteetse, founded in 1890, remains a genuine western town, complete with wooden boardwalks and hitching posts, watering troughs and historic buildings. It sits along the banks of the Greybull River, which offers great fishing, hiking, picnicking or a spot to relax. Deer can be seen in town in the evenings, and outside of town all kinds of wildlife can be seen including deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, black bear, and rarely grizzly, mountain lions, foxes, wolves, bald eagles...
Things to see in Meeteetse:
Amelia Earhart monument
On the north edge of town sits a monument dedicated to the famous aviator. She was having a cabin built near Kirwin at the time she disappeared on her flight around the world.
Charles Belden Photograph Museum, Meeteetse Museum and Archives
A collection of photos and artifacts owned by famous Western Photographer Charles Belden can be found in Meeteetse. The Meeteetse Museum also has "Little Wahb" the grizzly bear who is one of the largest grizzly bears killed in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, in the lower 48 states. The museum also house several Harry Jackson sculptures and many rotating exhibits on Meeteetse history. The archives has a very large collection of histories and photographs of Meeteetse businesses, people, ranches, homesteaders and outlaws. Free. 1947 State Street, 307-868-2423. Open Mondays through Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in the summer; Tuesdays through Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the winter.
The Bank Museum
This former bank building now on the National Register of Historic Buildings. It house original bank artifacts, photographs, ledgers and other historic documents on businesses in Meeteetse and the surrounding area.
With it's original safe that was never robbed, boardwalks, and original brick exterior you take a walk back to 1901. Summer regular hours only: Open Fridays 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Fridays, Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Special tours always welcome. 1033 Park Ave. 307-868-2423, www.meeteetsemuseum.org.
Outside of Meeteetse:
Shoshone National Forest
Trails, camping, and lots of wildlife...
Gold mining ghost town, remote with lots of wildlife. 4 wheel drive recommended. Access available May to November. Museum will sponsor its annual Kirwin tour on a Saturday in August.
They also have an Arland tour which will be held in September.
|Phone 1||(307) 868-2454
|Request Brochure||Meeteetse Wyoming Visitors Guide
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