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Jun 25, 2019 - Thermopolis WY

Our drive day from Cody to Thermopolis was a painless 2 hour journey south on Highway 120 to our 2 night home at Eagle RV Park. Thermopolis is nothing great...very much an old, middle of no-where Wyoming town with only a few things to offer. Like Michele says...this will NOT make her short list of places to eventually move. We got set up and then we decided to go back north on the highway 30 or so miles to Legend Rock https://www.travelwyoming.com/listing/thermopolis/legend-rock-petroglyph-historic-site to see some more ancient Indian...

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Oct 21, 2017 - Thermopolis,WY

We went to Thermopolis WY again. We had done this last year too. It is a great place since there are Hot Springs here. This time we stayed at the Fountain of Youth RV Park which has its own thermal pool. So relaxing. We spent two nights here so Mike could get two days of soaking in. We did not do much else! But we did get into town for a quilt shop and some cowboy fabric. It will look nice with the old cowboy and Buffalo Bill silk postcards I picked up. Now what to do with it??!!! Yet another project. I think I am an addict?

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Oct 22, 2016 - Thermopolis, Wyoming

We left Yellowstone Saturday. Since Mike had dealt with snow and ice and cold, while working on the water lines to close out the campground, we headed for the first warm place we could find. That is Thermopolis WY. We stayed here for four nights. Here, besides a quilt shop and a yarn shop, where I found a few things I did not even know I needed until I saw them, they have the World’s Largest Mineral Hot Spring. This is located in Hot Spring State Park right in town. There is a free public access hot spring and two commercial ones right next...

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Jul 28, 2016 - Thermopolis Wyoming

Stopped for 1 night in Thermopolis Wyoming. We started to pull in to the campground but another motor home was coming out. So we decided to unhook the car so we could back up. Well the battery was dead and then we started rushing around to get out of the guys way. We thought we could get around a camper that was parked and started to pull ahead when I realized I had put the car in park. We pulled it about 2 feet. I thought our transmission would be ruined but everything worked out OK. Got a jump from a couple of guys in the campground. We...

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Jun 29, 2016 - Moving on!

Wednesday, 6/29 – nice lazy morning today – no hurry to get to the state park because we can’t check in till 3 (supposedly). We are on our way to Thermopolis, WY, home of the “World’s Largest Hot Springs”! The Indians signed a treaty with WY giving them access to the springs with the caveat that it shall be “free for all peoples”. We are going there tomorrow! There is also a dinosaur museum in Thermopolis so we had lunch in their parking lot in the camper & decided to check it out since we have time to kill. Another AWESOME museum in some...

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Jul 16, 2015 - Hot Springs State Park, Wyoming

We have left Cody! Now the RV is parked in Thermopolis, about 80 miles south of Cody. Thermopolis is home to Hot Springs State Park. The springs are billed as the "World's Largest Mineral Hot Springs." American Indians believed the waters of the hot springs were beneficial health and it could make a warrior invincible. In 1896 Chief Washakie of the Shoshone tribe and Chief Sharp Nose of the Arapahoe tribe sold the hot springs to the US with the stipulation that a portion of it should be forever reserved for the use and benefit of the...

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Where RV Now?

Jun 17, 2015 - Snow to hot springs in one day

Yeah, about getting that earlier start, well, we're not doing very well with that. Today we didn't actually get on the road until 10:30! Our first stop was supposed to be Jewel Cave National Site but when we got there, we found out that the next tour available was at 1:35pm and we didn't have time to wait for that. I was disappointed about it. I hope we have a chance to go another cave on the trip. It wasn't very far to the WY border so we passed over that before lunch. We stopped in Newcastle, WY at the Hoppy Drive In. I had a cheeseburger...

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Jul 20, 2014 - Sun,7/20 Thermopolis, WY

It's the day that never ends. We had breakfast at the campground and set about final prep to go to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Owners of another A Liner here in the campground came by to chat. They tented to Oregon and picked up their new ALiner. They had lots of questions. Nice people. I enjoyed talking with them. She's a retired college prof and he's a retired pilot. We exchanged information and I hope we stay in touch. They have an offspring in DC they will be visiting. So maybe we will see them at that time. A few minutes later...

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To Alaska and Back

Jul 13, 2014 - No travel day in Thermopolis, WY

We spent today in Thermopolis. We all tried to sleep in but.... we did manage to have a leisurely breakfast and all enjoyed our second cup of coffee outside. Jim and Terry spotted a bird in a tree near our RV sight and Terry took a picture and "showed" it to Google and found out it was a night hawk. A picture is included in today's photos. We took a short drive into the park and saw buffaloes. We returned to the hot springs park and had lunch then took a dip in the hot springs. After a short while Cathy, Bob and I returned to the springs...

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Sep 10, 2013 - From old (rocks) to young (mountains)

Yesterday was a quick drive-through of Yellowstone headed south to take in the Grand Tetons. A few more animals were out in the Yellowstone basin, but I don't think there is any comparison to the spectacular scenery of the Grand Tetons. Jackson Lake seemed to be very dry, and it was several miles before it really seemed like a lake. One of the interpretive signs helped make some sense of it. The lake is used by the communities downstream from it for their water, and the level fluctuates drastically depending on the water usage and rainfall....

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Sep 5, 2013 - Hot Springs State Park

Wyoming State Parks Hot Springs State Park Hot Springs State Park is a park in Thermopolis, Wyoming famous for its hot springs. It was Wyoming's first state park. The park includes a number of businesses: Wyoming Pioneer Home, a state-run assisted-living facility Gottsche Rehabilitation Center The Plaza Hotel Holiday Inn The Star Plunge, a privately operated water-park The Tepee Pools, another private water-park Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital The park also includes bison (in a managed herd), a suspension foot bridge across the Big...

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Jul 29, 2013 - Headed South

The plumbing is done and we have said our goodbys and are now headed south. Today was a relativly easy run of 185 miles. I say realativly easily since we had to go over the Bighorn Mts., and it was a long haul up and a break burning run down. Even though I had the truck in fourth or third gear we got behind a large truck that required me to be on the brakes more than I should and sure enough, they over-heated. Not good when you have a 10,000 lb load behind you. We made it on in to Thermopolis with no problem from then on. Thermopolis gets...

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