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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
20 Hwy 14A East, Lovell, WY
82431
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Outdoor Recreation, Boating, Fishing, Water Sports, Swimming, Hiking, Picnics, Senic Overlook, Wild Horses, Historic Sites, Wildlife Observation and Camping, Visitor Center Book Store

 
Spectacular Views, Endless Opportunity

The vast, wild landscape of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area offers visitors unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in the natural world, and experience the wonders of this extraordinary place. With over 120,000 acres, one can find an astounding diversity in ecosystems, wildlife, and more than 10,000 years of human history to explore. ..

 

 

Photo by Ed Allen Photo by Livi Martin
http://www.nps.gov/bica/
307-548-2251
Lovell-Kane Area Museum
287 E Main
Lovell, WY
82431
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Including the history of Cowley, Deaver, Frannie, Lovell, Kane.

The Lovell-Kane Area Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of the towns of Lovell and Kane, Wyoming and surrounding areas.
 

The Lovell-Kane Area Museum is a nonprofit museum whose mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the Lovell-Kane Area; ( including Kane, Dryhead, Hillsboro, Himes, Spence, and Iona (1880-1965)), and to increase awareness and knowledge of the people, and the historical and cultural development of the area.

http://www.lovell-kanemuseum.org/
307 548-7212
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The Historical Hyart Theatre
251 E Main St, Lovell, WY
82431

SUMMER SHOWTIMES: Thursday, Friday – 7pm

                                                 Saturday- 3pm, 7pm

WINTER SHOWTIMES: Friday – 7pm

                                              Saturday- 3pm, 7pm

 

 

 

“The Hyart Theater was built in Lovell  by Hyrum “Hy” Bischoff in 1950. It is a rare Wyoming example of a cinema from the early 1950s. The building is notable for the turquoise-colored metal lattice screen that covers a pink metal facade, as well as for its tall neon pylon sign.

Dan Bischoff (1870-1936) bought the Armada Theater in Lovell in 1913 and converted it into a cinema. His son Hy took over the business on his father’s death and operated two Armada theaters. Determining to build a new cinema, Hy toured the mountain states region looking at other cinemas. The 1949 Villa Theater in Salt Lake City particularly impressed Bischoff, and he modeled the Hyart’s lobby after the Villa’s. Bischoff designed his new theater and directed the construction. Owing to shortages of steel during the Korean War, Bischoff obtained salvaged rails from the mines at Bearcreek, Montana, and had them fashioned into steel roof trusses.

The two story building measures approximately 224 feet (68 m) deep by 70 feet (21 m) wide, facing onto Main Street. The walls are clay tile faced with brick, while the lower portion of the street facade is faced with small brick-like slabs of rhyolite from Idaho Falls, Idaho. The upper part of the street elevation is covered with pink sheet metal and screened by an elaborate diagonal lattice of turquoise metal. An office and apartment are located on the second floor, with eight windows behind the lattice. Pink neon lights outline the facade behind the lattice. A tall pylon features a neon-lighted artist’s palette and the word HYART at a right angle to the street.

The interior features the original carpeting and painted scrollwork above paneling. Originally seating 1001, the Hyart now seats 940, including a balcony with more than 200 seats. The theater features a soundproof “crying room” for parents with crying babies.”

www.hyarttheatre.com
307-548-7021
Big Horn National Forest
603 Greybull Ave, 95 Us HWy 16/20 Greybull 82426
Located in north-central Wyoming, the Bighorn Mountains are a sister range of the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently located halfway between Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, the Bighorns are a great vacation destination in themselves.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn
(307) 765-4435
Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
1539 Road 19, Powell, WY
82435
museum, educational/cultural resource

“The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is a world-class museum dedicated to passing on the Heart Mountain story to future generations. Through photographs, artifacts, oral histories and the interactive exhibits, guests to the Center experience life at Heart Mountain through the eyes of those Japanese and Japanese Americans that were confined here during WWII.”

http://www.heartmountain.org
307-754-8000