The annual tour of the Double Dee Dude Ranch takes place on July 23rd this year! We will be exploring the historic dude ranch visited by Amelia Earhart in 1934. This year, guests will learn about the wildlife that served as a main draw for guests of the Double Dee in its heyday through a moose ecology tour given by Rebecca Levine, University of Wyoming. Following Rebecca’s presentation, participants will attend a press conference by “Amelia Earhart” to learn more about her life and time at the Double Dee Ranch.
The tour leaves from the Museums at 9:30 am sharp. Please note there is construction between Meeteetse and Cody. We will depart promptly from the Museums at 9:30 am, regardless and the tour begins on-site at 10 am. High clearance vehicles are recommended. Tour participants are asked to bring chairs for the Amelia Earhart performance, sunscreen, water, and their own lunch.
No pre-registration is required. We encourage ride-sharing, however we do not have the staff to organize this. If you do not have a high-clearance vehicle we unfortunately cannot guarantee your ability to attend the program.
Unfortunately, chinking has been postponed due to an unstable foundation. The foundation will be stabilized on the Winter Cabin before the chinking can take place, but we have high hopes of doing this next year. There will also not be a pack string demonstration this year, due to other demands on the Forest Service.
This program was made possible by a grant by the Wyoming Humanities and the generosity of the Shoshone National Forest Service.