Cowboy State Pop Culture Itinerary [OPEN MAP IN NEW WINDOW] Route Distance: 995 Miles Suggested Time: 11 Days View All Itineraries Discover Wyoming’s Most Famous Locations. Wyoming’s diverse landscapes and authentic frontier towns have served as the inspiration for unique stories of the past and present. You can follow in the footsteps of television stars, old western legends and more on this adventure. 1 Moose – Modern Family at Lost Creek Ranch & Spa Plan a getaway to Lost Creek Ranch & Spa in Moose, where an episode of the sitcom “Modern Family” was filmed. Like their family, you will get to experience exquisite eats, epic horseback rides and family bonding. Learn More 2 Cody – Buffalo Bill Cody at Irma Hotel Visit the Irma Hotel in Cody, where William “Buffalo Bill” Cody held tryouts for his famed Wild West Show, which dramatized iconic elements of frontier life. While you are there, be sure to try a drink from the back bar made of Cherry wood. Learn More 3 Sheridan – Ernest Hemingway at Sheridan Inn Kick off your shoes at the Sheridan Inn, where Ernest Hemingway stayed in 1929 and fell in love with the Bighorn Mountains. It is here that he sought solitude to finish his novel A Farewell to Arms. Learn More 4 Buffalo – Virginian Restaurant inspired by Owen Wister Order the bison ribeye at the Historic Occidental Hotel’s Virginian Restaurant in Buffalo, named after The Virginian — a Wild West novel by Owen Wister set in Wyoming. Learn More 5 Buffalo – Longmire Tour inspired by Craig Johnson Venture to Buffalo for a Longmire Tour to see places that inspired the setting for local author Craig Johnson’s Western crime novels (also made into the TV series “Longmire”). Learn More 6 Devils Tower – Stay overnight where a sci-fi thriller was filmed Want a truly out of this world experience? Watch “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” during your stay at Devils Tower KOA near Hulett, where the 1976 sci-fi thriller was filmed. Learn More 7 Sundance – See a filming location at Crook County Museum See a recreated scene from the trial of outlaw Harry Longabaugh — the “Sundance Kid” — at the Crook County Museum in Sundance. Learn More 8 Hell’s Half Acre – Featured in Starship Troopers Experience the otherworldly geologic formations of Hell’s Half Acre, about 40 miles west of Casper, which served as the fictional planet in “Starship Troopers.” Here, a terrifying alien-bug-planet named Klendathu defeated many of the United Citizen Federation. Learn More 9 Saratoga – Hotel Wolf as written about by author C.J. Box Stay at the Hotel Wolf in Saratoga, featured in author C.J. Box’s The Disappeared, the latest in his Joe Pickett detective series about the life of a Wyoming game warden, or embark on a tour based on the novels. Learn More 10 Wind River Indian Reservation – Inspiration for Wind River Take a driving tour of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the setting of the 2017 murder-mystery film (“Wind River”) starring Jeremy Renner. While you are there, learn about the people and the history of the area at stops like the Wind River Hotel and Casino. Learn More End Point: Kemmerer – JCPenney’s founding city JCPenney was founded in the southwest Wyoming town of Kemmerer in 1902. Free Travel Guide The Wyoming Travel Guide is your expert source for planning a Wyoming getaway. Order Now.