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Independence Rock State Historic Site

WY Route 220, Alcova, WY 82620
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A Must See!

On a motorcycle ride from Casper, it was our first stop. I read about Independence Rock before we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marissa G
via mobile
A "Must See" on "The Trail"

If you are a lover of American history, the Old West and stories of the Oregon Trail, this is a... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Ms. Elizabeth C
Ware, United States
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“oregon trail” (23 reviews)
“rest area” (6 reviews)
WY Route 220, Alcova, WY 82620
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a motorcycle ride from Casper, it was our first stop. I read about Independence Rock before we got there so I was very eager to see the names on the rock carved by the emigrants over 160 years ago. To see the carvings, you...More

Thank Marissa G
Reviewed 9 June 2017

If you are a lover of American history, the Old West and stories of the Oregon Trail, this is a must see along the route that tens of thousands of emigrants to the west traveled by. this was a big deal to reach this Rock...More

1  Thank Ms. Elizabeth C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Worth a stop and the time it takes to read the illustrative signs highlighting the significance of Independence Rock to the Westward expansion of the U.S. As we learned in the 19th Century, the wagon trains on the Oregon, Mormon and California trails all passed...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We pulled into this rest stop before realizing this is actually a historical site. As a child growing up in the 90's I loved playing Oregon Trail and to make a stop at Independence Rock to learn more about the history was quite a treat!

Thank KatieZ995
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

It's worth sipping to stretch your feet and learn a little history about the westward movement and a little Mormon history.

Thank 424beckyd
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We left Custer early in the morning and after travelling through the town of Lusk we stopped at Independence Rock. This rock is on the Oregon Trail and many settlers carved their name on the Rock to let family and friends know they had been...More

Thank LIL32Brisbane
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stumbled upon this site while riding to Sturgis, and we'll always be glad we did. I had never heard of this place, yet here is its importance: Independence Rock, on the Oregon and California Trails, was the place emigrants HAD to reach by July...More

Thank scribblin
Reviewed 11 August 2016

You can climb to the top but make sure you have good shoes on. It is not good to try it in sandals. I didn't climb up but I did walk around. There is no specific way to get to the top, just different places...More

Thank TammyM2017
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Thank you to those on Tripadvisor who warned about the rattlesnakes! We were prepared and aware on our visit because of this. We didn't see the rattlesnake but we heard that unmistakable rattling sound when we got close and climbed up the rock a little....More

1  Thank mlp78
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a nice stop on the road, but not more than that. Pioneers aimed to reach that point before Independence Day. If they had made it by then, they knew they had a fair chance to reach their destination safely. If not, being forced...More

Thank Nava B
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