Sundance blends beautiful scenery and an interesting “Wild West” past with a modern community known for its art galleries. The small town was the site where infamous outlaw Harry Longabaugh was captured in 1887, earning the nickname “Sundance Kid” during his imprisonment. Stroll through the town’s historic streets where many of the 19th-century shop fronts have been preserved. See a statue of the Sundance Kid near the courthouse where he was tried.
Learn about the history of the town at the Crook County Museum and Art Gallery. Walk through the interactive exhibits that explore the area’s past from a Native American holy ground to a frontier trading post. Visit the Vore Buffalo Jump, an archaeological site a short drive northeast of Sundance.
Set in a landscape that includes the rugged Black Hills, Sundance is defined by its wild setting. Hiking and biking trails crisscross through the surrounding area. Climb Bear Lodge Mountain for some of the best views around. Stand atop the ridge and admire Devil’s Tower, a 1,267-foot (386-meter) tall geological formation considered sacred to the Lakota indians. This monolith was the first of America’s national monuments and today attracts mountain climbers from all over the world. You don’t have to climb Devil’s Tower to enjoy its beautiful setting, however. There’s a 1.3-mile (2-kilometer) hiking trail at the base of the monument, which is 27 miles (43 kilometers) northwest of Sundance.
Enjoy more of the area’s stunning natural beauty while fishing, swimming or boating at Keyhole Reservoir, located 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Sundance, near the Keyhole State Park.
Sundance is located in the northeast corner of Wyoming and is conveniently situated along Interstate 90. Getting around by car is easy. Casper-Natrona County International Airport is located in Casper, Wyoming’s second largest city, which is three hours south of Sundance. Although the population of Sundance is no greater than 2,000, you’ll find plenty of accommodation in motels and inns.