6. Glendo - Glendo State Park
Sparkling Glendo Reservoir attracts boaters, water skiers, swimmers and anglers. Keep your eyes peeled for teepee rings and other artifacts left by American Indian tribes who once inhabited the area. >>Learn more.
7. Douglas - Jackalope Square
According to legend, the jackalope was born in Douglas when two brothers mounted a jackrabbit’s body with deer antlers at their taxidermy shop. Pose with the eight-foot statue of the creature at Jackalope Square. Don’t forget to tag #ThatsWY!
8. Douglas - Ayres Natural Bridge
Discover a 100-foot-long natural rock arch spanning La Prele Creek west of Douglas during the warm-weather months. This oasis has a short trail that leads to a view of the “bridge” from above, as well as picnic tables that offer a break from the road.
9. Casper - Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters
Celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2019, this downtown Casper institution has supplied locals and visitors with boots, hats and other Western essentials since 1919. With more than 10,000 pairs in stock, you’re sure to find the perfect fit.
10. Near Casper and Alcova - Miracle Mile Fishing
Portions of the North Platte River that flow through the region — including the Miracle Mile system between the Pathfinder and Seminoe dams — abound with brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Connect with a local outfitter to boost your chances of reeling in the ultimate catch.
>>Read: Fishing the Miracle Mile: What You Need to Know
11. Thermopolis - The Wyoming Dinosaur Center & Dig Sites
Hundreds of displays and more than 30 mounted skeletons tell storied tales of Wyoming’s prehistoric past. See the Archaeopteryx specimen — one of only 10 in the world — or opt for a dig-site tour, where you can dig for fossils yourself.
12. Near Thermopolis - Wind River Canyon
Travel through time on the Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway in Thermopolis to catch glimpses of Wind River Canyon’s 2,500-foot, pink-hued rock walls, which date back to the Precambrian period, as well as bighorn sheep and other wildlife. Keep an eye out for signage highlighting the canyon’s geology along the way.
>>Read: Wyoming's Scenic Byways
End Point: Yellowstone National Park east entrance