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Thermopolis

Listed under Hot Springs in Mountain States, United States.

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Thermopolis is a hot spring resort on the Bighorn River. An 1896 treaty with the Shoshone and Arapaho Indians ensures that the springs will always be free to the public. The springs have formed an impressively large and colorful sinter terrace that overhangs the river. Another attraction is the Wyoming Dinosaur Museum, featuring some amazing fossils including skeletons of mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Velociraptors and others. Herds of wild buffalo roam the hills above the springs. Thermopolis is close to the entrance of the Wind River Canyon where signs along the road identify 2 billion years of rock layers.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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