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Sundance History

Historical Photo Sundance, WyomingSundance Wyoming is nestled in the valley of the Bearlodge Mountains in Northeastern Wyoming on the western edge of the Black Hills. History and folklore abounds in the streets that were made for freight wagons and teams of horses, the Sundance Kid did his only jail time here and you can relive the history in our Free museum, located in the courthouse basement.

Sundance was established in 1875 as a trading post and prospered in the wide open frontier of its time.  Not much has changed in the 100 plus years -  the skies are still huge and Sundance Mountain is breathtaking with its Native American Heritage and its monumental vista towering over this small town, population 1161.

You will experience small town hospitality.  There are no lines to stand in for shopping, dining, getting fuel, or picking up groceries. Sundance is a central location which makes it a great hub for your visit In the Black Hills area.  We are just a short distance from Devils Tower, from Aladdin, Wyoming with its 1880 stage stop and 115 year old general store, Vore Buffalo Jump, Keyhole Recreational Park & Reservoir, Spearfish Canyon, Crazy Horse, and Mount Rushmore.  Stay in Sundance for a real treat on your vacation!

 

Photo of Sundance, Wyoming

Located in the northeast corner of Wyoming, Sundance is situated along the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountain range in the heart of the Wyoming Black Hills. Local terrain varies from tall grass prairie to ponderosa pine covered mountains. Sundance sits at an elevation of 4750 feet and elevations top 6000 within a few short miles from the heart of town.

Rainfall in the area averages 9" while snowfall averages 77" per year. Average January temperatures hold near 20°F while July's temps will average around 72°F.

Sundance lies along Interstate 90 at exits 185-189. Sundance may be accessed by air via Rapid City or Gillette Airports. Powder River Trailways provides bus service to the area with connections to Denver, Colorado and Billings, Montana.

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Sundance was established in 1875 as a trading post and prospered in the wide open frontier of its time.  Not much has changed in the 100 plus years -  the skies are still huge and Sundance Mountain is breathtaking with its Native American Heritage and its monumental vista towering over this small town, population 1200.