Things to See and Do

Things to See and Do 2017-05-10T13:37:27+00:00

Whether you have only a few hours, half a day or several days to explore the area, with the Lazy R Campground as your base camp, you’ll find things to do and places to see that fit your schedule.

You can visit historic sites of the old west, engage in an array of outdoor recreation activities, visit museums and art galleries, browse for gifts, antiques and art in charming one-of-a-kind shops, and enjoy great food, from home cooking to fine cuisine. We’ve chosen a few of our favorites places we feel are most likely to fit into your travel plans.

Within Walking Distance

Buckhorn Groceries and Travel Plaza (Ranchester)

Gas, Groceries, Liquor Store, Souvenirs, Sundries, Deli

Buckshot Saloon (Ranchester)

Upscale bar and grill with weekly specials and great food. Dancing on the weekends.  719 US Highway 14 (307) 655-9061

Historic Connor Battlefield State Park

Beautiful state park along the scenic Tongue River at Ranchester. Learn more at http://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/connor-battlefield.

Hootin Owl Café

Ice Cream Treats, Lattes, Breakfast Burritos, Fresh Donuts, Great Food. Call in your order then just walk across the street to pick it up! 307-655-1910

Load More Posts

Within Ten Minutes

Community Swimming Pool (Dayton)

Nice, clean pool next door to Kleiber Studio

Scott Bicentennial Park (Dayton)

Scott Bicentennial Park is the hub of summer fun in Dayton, Wyoming, just 5 miles from the Lazy R Campground on US Highway 14. This community park features a playground, fishing on the Tongue River, [...]

Shops on Main Street (Dayton)

Gallery on Main … We love this little art gallery and gift shop, with coffee bar, deli/bakery and wine bar.       https://www.facebook.com/Galleryonmaindayton/ Mercantile Gift Shop … historic building with unique gifts, antiques and light [...]

TR High School Running Track (Dayton)

Composite surfaced track with Big Horn Mountains looming in background (just past community center…park in front & follow sidewalk on left side of this beautiful school)

Load More Posts

Half Day or More

A Walking Tour of Sheridan’s Historic Main Street and More

The Senior Center/Whitney Commons Parking Lot is an ideal place to explore much of Sheridan’s Historic District. To get to the parking lot from the Sheridan Inn: Continue west on 5th to Main Street. Turn [...]

Big Horn to Dayton

This day trip of the Big Horn mountains can be taken in the summer and fall but not recommended for use by cars. Once the snow flies, this route, which has miles of primitive dirt [...]

Black Mountain Lookout

Moderate hike in the Big Horn Mountains to an old fire lookout and breathtaking views. The trailhead for this hike is a scenic 45-minute drive from Lazy R. Take US 14 west for 22 [...]

Fort Phil Kearney, Fetterman Massacre and The Wagon Box Fight

(For a day tour covering all historic sites, including the Brinton Museum, consider starting your tour early in the cool of the day at Fort Phil Kearny) TO GET TO FORT PHIL KEARNY FROM LAZY R: [...]

Load More Posts

Scenic Hikes

Black Mountain Lookout

Moderate hike in the Big Horn Mountains to an old fire lookout and breathtaking views. The trailhead for this hike is a scenic 45-minute drive from Lazy R. Take US 14 west for 22 [...]

Medicine Wheel

The Medicine Wheel is a mysterious, ancient Native American construction perched high in the Big Horn Mountains at 9,642 feet. Made of stones placed in a circle over 80 feet in diameter with spokes leading [...]

Sibley Lake

Sibley is a beautiful, serene lake nestled in the heart of the Big Horn Mountains. It's the perfect place for a day trip to hike, picnic, or fish. Getting there: Take Hwy 14 West from [...]

Steamboat Point

Take a scenic drive up Big Horn Mountains then hike a little over a mile and a half to breathtaking views! Steamboat’s rock face looks somewhat formidable but a fairly easy trail (Class 1 [...]

Load More Posts

Scenic Drives

Any drive up into the Big Horn Mountains is a scenic drive. From the Lazy R Campground & Cabins, take US Highway 14 west and in less than 20 minutes you’ll begin winding your way up the mountain.

Big Horn to Dayton

This day trip of the Big Horn mountains can be taken in the summer and fall but not recommended for use by cars. Once the snow flies, this route, which has miles of primitive dirt [...]

Black Mountain Lookout

Moderate hike in the Big Horn Mountains to an old fire lookout and breathtaking views. The trailhead for this hike is a scenic 45-minute drive from Lazy R. Take US 14 west for 22 [...]

Medicine Wheel

The Medicine Wheel is a mysterious, ancient Native American construction perched high in the Big Horn Mountains at 9,642 feet. Made of stones placed in a circle over 80 feet in diameter with spokes leading [...]

Shell Falls

If a simple afternoon highway drive is to your liking, take US Highway 14 West from the Lazy R Campground, which takes you through the town of Dayton then winds its way up the Big [...]

Load More Posts