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Independence Rock State Historic Site

WY Route 220, Alcova, WY 82620
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Great history stop

This is a really cool and easy stop to make along the highway in Wyoming. It is located at a state... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
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Independence Rock - A Brief Hiatus

The rock is very convenient to visit -- it is located next to the main highway and at a rest stop... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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WY Route 220, Alcova, WY 82620
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really cool and easy stop to make along the highway in Wyoming. It is located at a state rest stop so that state did a good job planning this location. It is great for some history and fun to climb on. Keep...More

Thank 07BigBlue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rock is very convenient to visit -- it is located next to the main highway and at a rest stop. The area is pretty and is approach for a short stop.

Thank maleckide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Rest Stop & Wyoming Visitors Center at the Big Rock. We didn't take time to climb but saw others who took the time.

Thank Coloradopegret
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a spot 500,000 pioneers have touched. This rock represents a mile mark in their journey West! If they did not make it here by July 4th they would have problems getting over the Sierras before the snow. This is a great spot for...More

Thank Lance2185
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting stop at one of the most significant landmarks along the Oregon Trail. You can walk around the granite outcropping and catch some of the signatures the settlers etched in the stone as they migrated west. I climbed to the top and...More

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Independence Rock State Historic Site is a very worthwhile stop not just for a rest stop but the amazing history nearby. We took the time to walk around Independence Rock but did not have time to climb it. We enjoyed reading the historical engravings and...More

1  Thank Budrock9
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I can't get over how much a HUGE rock can mean so much! I thought this was very interesting and what a piece of American History. It's interesting to see the names on the rock. Just wish there was less vandalism.

Thank Baseballgirl1975
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to stop and rest for a moment. There are covered picnic tables, grills, and a small walk to go see the historical remnants. The restrooms have been clean on all of my visits.

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a very cool place and it's worth it to take the time to climb to the top. We went around to the southeast side to climb and it was fairly easy. It's interesting to look at the names and dates carved on the...More

Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

First stop has a rest stop. Not dog friendly and dogs not allowed on grass. Giant signs stating so. Next driveway for the rock, you can park and walk up to the rock.

Thank Calitripgirl
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