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Thunder Basin National Grassland

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Address: 2250 E Richards St, Douglas, WY 82633-8922
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Just driving through

We were just driving through this national grassland. It was so flat but very much enjoyable. We loved the autumn colors of mother nature very much! :-)

Reviewed 29 September 2016
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were just driving through this national grassland. It was so flat but very much enjoyable. We loved the autumn colors of mother nature very much! :-)

1 Thank OZS969
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

It never ceases to amaze me that you can drive all over an area looking for wildlife, but you roll onto some type of national grassland, wildlife refuge, etc and suddenly there are birds, mammals, amazing scenery all around you, if you just learn to see it. The road we took was 942 off of HWY 59. It would be... More 

1 Thank okaugust
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

We decided to take this scenic route from the Black Hills to Grand Teton. A portion of it included the smoggiest valley we had ever experienced - it was awful! The rest, however, was beautiful with lots of pronghorn and gorgeous view.

Thank Stephanie B
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Decided to take this route down through Wyoming on my way to Cheyenne to see the wildlife. Yes, it is not the most interesting drive and be sure to fuel up before you start as I think there might have been one gas station down Wyoming 59 from Gillette to Douglas. However, there were lots of pronghorns in the grasslands... More 

Thank AllenMT
Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
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238 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The long drive from Gillette down 59 to Douglas is long and boring. The rolling hills help break up the drive and we enjoyed looking for deer and pronghorn antelope and wee surprised to see so many near the road. We tried to imagine the hardships the early pioneers had to face crossing the miles and miles of rolling prairie... More 

Thank medalguy
New Hampshire
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Skip Wall Drug and go here for some fascinating conversation with a Forest Service ranger. A real learning experience for the whole family with plenty of exhibits, maps, and information sources. We spoke to 2 different rangers who made great suggestions for "off the beaten path" excursions...

6 Thank ERMESR
Las Vegas, Nevada
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172 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

This is not how we thought of Wyoming - 3 million acres of rolling grassland! Driving through on our way to South Dakota, we enjoyed the different type of scenery than we had been seeing in other parts of the state. Lots of antelope and birds. Very little traffic, too, which was nice. Overall, a pleasant, peaceful drive.

9 Thank kencatron
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

Driving through here is amazing...all that grass, and all that open space. It has to be a huge surprise for anyone who hasn't lived in Wyoming before.

4 Thank srussel
Casper, Wyoming
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

Be it camping, hunting, or birding (sage grouse) you will finf the grasslands a wonderful place to be. Plus, there's a hotel and 50's diner plopped right on the edge in Bill....see Oak Tree Inn..

7 Thank Cross C
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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351 reviews
207 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

we volunteered here for several years (my daughter re-discovered the Baird's sparrows thought extinct in area) all roads very rural and rough- not generally useful for low clearance sedans or minivans (we have off-road equipped jeep), no facilities at all- most people pass through on highway without even realizing they are in reserve... lots of prairie dogs, pronghorn (they are... More 

5 Thank uckbuck

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