Area chambers and visitors bureaus
Sturgis is a small town with a BIG reputation.
Sturgis is a year-round tourism destination with its rich western heritage and its outdoor adventure opportunities.
Nestled in the northern edge of the Black Hills Sturgis is a mecca for thousands of visitors every August when the community hosts the annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally. Visitors can take in custom bike shows, concerts, guided tours, stunt performances, trade shows, drag racing and the famous Jackpine Gypsies races and hill climbs.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame showcases the history of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally along with the motorcycle industry. Open year round, you will find displays of antique, classic, rare and unusual motorcycles. Exhibits include military cycles, racing machines and pleasure bikes dating from 1900.
The Ft. Meade Cavalry Museum provides a walk through the past honoring those who served in the days of the Wild West and gives a tribute to the towns founding fathers. Established as a boomtown in 1878, the town was named after Col. Samuel D. Sturgis, Commander of Ft. Meade Cavalry Post. The Seventh Cavalry was assigned to protect the pioneers and prospectors seeking their fortunes during the Black Hills Gold Rush. Wagon trains converged at Sturgis® before heading to the Deadwood gold camp. This ideal geographical location continues to be an asset to the Northern Hills community of 6,500.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Ft. Meade Recreation Area provides 6,693 acres to walk, run, horseback ride, bicycle, bird watch, snow show or enjoy the beauty and fragrance of the Ponderosa Pines. Or if you have the energy, venture out north of Sturgis and hike the trails at Bear Butte. Long sacred to the Plains Indians, who know it as Mato Paha, the massive landmark rising 4,426 feet above sea level is an icon of the Sturgis area. Bear Butte State Park surrounds the area with a visitor’s center at the base of the mountain. Hikers who complete the rugged trek to the top are rewarded with a view that encompasses three states.
Other tourism events that take place annually include the Northern Hills Ag Fest & Home Show each February, Volksmarch in May, Wild West Rodeo in June, the Sturgis Camaro Rally over the 4th of July, Ag Appreciation Harvest Fest in September along with the Sturgis Mustang Rally kicking off Labor Day weekend.
For more information on Sturgis visit www.sturgisareachamber.com
Whatever the time of year, Take the Ride to Sturgis.
Find out more information on these attractions by visiting:
Carbon County Visitors Council
PO Box 1017
Rawlins WY 82301
Email your questions and requests to:
On your way to Sturgis, make time to visit us in Carbon County, Wyoming!
Carbon County, Wyoming welcomes you to the true West! Home of vast prairie lands, Rocky Mountain Peak adventures, natural hot springs, scenic byways and back roads, exciting summer rodeo events and some of the best fishing in the west.
Drive through the mountains and prairies of Carbon County, Wyoming to observe our bountiful wildlife and breath taking scenery. Wyoming is home to some of the best-kept secrets in the natural world. Whether you’re exploring the great Continental Divide, high mountain deserts or vast prairie lands, Wyoming’s scenery will not disappoint. Keep your eyes open and you may catch a glimpse of Wyoming’s native wildlife species including bear, fox, coyote, deer, antelope, moose, elk, bald eagles, badger and more! Vistas abound, and the experience is like no other whether you are a novice or skilled rider. Our scenic byways and back roads are perfect for motorcyclists yearning to get off the beaten path and experience the American West.
The quiet and picturesque resort town of Saratoga, Wyoming holds a true Carbon County gem; Hobo Hot Springs. Much of the history of Saratoga revolves around the world famous mineral hot springs and thermal waters. Native Americans would come and soak in the hot springs, which were considered neutral territory. Eventually a bathhouse was built as more and more visitors began coming to the Platte Valley. The same waters that brought the first settlers into the fertile North Platte River Valley still attract tired travelers and natives alike. Free and open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Saratoga Hot Pool is the ultimate for healthy relaxation with water temperatures ranging from 101 to 110 degrees. The Lobster Pot at one end of Hobo Pool is a steamy 120 degrees. Find this natural treasure in Saratoga’s City Park on Walnut Street. Behind Hobo Hot Springs, are several thermal seeps on the banks of the North Platte River; primitive rock formations trap runoff from the Hobo Pool and these thermal seeps creating hot pools by the banks of the North Platte River.
The Encampment River boasts some of the best technical kayaking in the state, while the North Platte River is known for its white water and scenic float trips. Many river outfitters offer fishing packages along with scenic river rafting. The river is at its best for fishing and rafting in the months of June and July due to optimal water levels. In the Saratoga, Encampment and Riverside area there are 12 river access points on the North Platte offering rafters and boaters their choice of launch points. Carbon County is home to Northgate Canyon, a location for extreme white water adventure. There are also plenty of calmer stretched of river for boaters who prefer to take the scenic route.
The Wyoming’s Frontier Prison located in Rawlins, Wyoming is a great stop-off if you are into the spooky and macabre. Cold steel and concrete, the Death House, and the Yard are all part of the tour of the Wyoming Frontier Prison, which served as the state's penitentiary from 1901 until 1981.
If you’re looking for picturesque mountain views and incredible fishing Carbon County Wyoming is your destination. Places to fish in Carbon County include the North Platte River, Encampment River, The Little Snake River, alpine lakes, Seminoe Reservoir, Saratoga Lake and more. Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat trout are numerous in our pristine rivers. Walleye can be found in Seminoe Lake and lower elevation lakes and make great for great eating. Carbon County has numerous fishing guides with the experience to ensure a successful fishing expedition.
We hope to see you in Carbon County soon to experience all we have to offer!
Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau
200 N. Phillips Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
The road to Sturgis starts in Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s largest city.
Located conveniently at the junction of I-90 and I-29 and a six hour ride from Sturgis, you will find lively entertainment, exciting events, refined lounges, local flavor restaurants and carefree spirit!
We offer a wide variety of hotel accommodations from a quick overnight stop along the interstate, or stay longer and make your way to the heart of the city to see Historic Falls Park.
J&L Harley Davidson Sioux Falls will be hosting their annual Biker Bash event, Saturday, August 4th, 2012 from 9a.m. to 10p.m. Enjoy live music, food vendors, refreshments and extended hours.
Find us on Facebook.com/VisitSiouxFalls or follow us on Twitter @VisitSiouxFalls.
212 Airport Road
Williston, ND 58801
As you make your way down the open road to Sturgis, take some extra time to expand your horizons and enjoy what the Williston area has to offer.
Take a legendary drive through history and re-live the adventures of Lewis and Clark, Theodore Roosevelt, the great Sioux Chief Sitting Bull and many others as you visit our historic sites and museums.
Travel our wide-open spaces that boast a canvas of artistic wonder through the picturesque Badlands, the Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway, Little Missouri State Park and more.
Plus, take time to shop our quaint downtown shops. Come Play, Book Today.
Make Williston part of your destination this summer. For more information visit us online at www.visitwilliston.com
Williston. Experience the Outdoors. Ride the Adventure.