Three miles south of Sheridan on the eastern slope of the Big Horn Mountains lies 1,152 acres of land. Four hundred and ninety people call Big Horn home. One school building takes care of elementary, middle and high school children. Big Horn’s school is considered innovative for its four-day school week. The school’s test scores are the highest in the state due to smaller classes and teacher-student ratios. Following graduation, students attend Wyoming State University-Billings, Casper College or Montana State University. Actor Harrison Ford, baseball player Dick Ellsworth, artist Jackson Pollock and subject of country music songs, bareback rider Chris LeDoux were born in or presently live in Wyoming.
Founded in 1881 by cattle and sheep ranchers, Big Horn was settled following serious contention by Native Americans over the lands. In 132 years, ranching has never stopped being a way of life here. Stories about the James Gang hiding out here when those on their tails were getting to close and stories about Butch Cassidy working at a ranch here for a short time have been passed down through generations. The first settler was Oliver P. Hanna, credited with obtaining the cooperation of the Crow tribe in re-enacting the battle of Little Big Horn in 1902. More history of Big Horn may be found here.
Big Horn enjoys proximity to parks and recreation three miles away in Sheridan. Eight parks and recreation facilities include Bull Elk Park Natural Area, Burgess Picnic Area, Deer Park, Kendrick Park, Sheridan County Big Game Winter Range, Sheridan County Elk Winter Pasture, Thorne Ridge Stadium and Wagon Box Battle Monument. They offer physical, cultural and historic features. Maps and driving directions may be found here.
Looking for things to do in Big Horn? Begin with a trip in the Big Horn Scenic Byway. Fifty-eight miles of breath-taking mountains, canyons and waterfalls will keep visitors’ noses against the car windows. Fort Phil Kearney Historic site as well as the Fort Laramie National Historic Site are available for those who love history. Don’t forget winter in Big Horn. It’s the perfect time to ski, snowboard or ride a snowmobile or just cuddle up before a merrily crackling fire in a romantic ski lodge.
One of the main attractions that brings people into the area is that of the Big Horn National Forest. People will be able to make their way around more than a million acres of valleys, mountains and alpine forests. This is the perfect place to take a hike or explore the bike trails along the way. Children and adults will love making their way throughout this expansive space of land as they enjoy biking around town, the great outdoors and everything it has to offer them.
From the equestrian center to the memorial and museum, you will always be able to find something that is going to provide you with the perfect day out and away from the hustle and bustle of life. Enjoy spending the day around town with your family.
Since there are a number of different Big Horn homes for sale, you are sure to find something that is going to accommodate your needs accordingly. The real estate agent will be able to point you in the right direction to some of the best Big Horn properties in the area. Once you have the chance to explore the various pieces of real estate in Big Horn, it will be easy to figure out which one is the home of your dreams. Take your time working alongside an agent to find homes for sale in Big Horn. As a Big Horn home buyer, you deserve the opportunity to find the perfect home to call your own.
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Popular Big Horn events include Koltiska’s Pumpkin Patch and Shopapalooza. See more events at sheridanwyoming.org.