Independence Rock State Historic Site

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Facility:Independence Rock State Historic Site
Description:Popular legend says that the emigrants needed to reach Independence Rock by July 4, thereby giving it its name. The large granite outcropping is 1,900 feet long and 700 feet wide and rises 128 feet. Pierre Jean De Smet, is credited with giving it the name "Great Register of the Desert" because travelers put their names on the giant rock. It includes a large rest area complex right off the highway. There is an interpretive kiosk and paved footpath leading to the Top of Independence Rock. Well-preserved ruts run along the pathway next to the Rock.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:PO Box 1596
Address 2:At mile marker 63 on State Highway 220.
City:Evansville
State/Province:WY
Zip Code:82636
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:
Admission:free
Telephone:(307) 577-5150
Website:http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/trailsdemo/independencerock256k.htm
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