When most people think of Wyoming, they think of Yellowstone National Park, but there is so much more to do in Wyoming. One hidden gem is the Terry Bison Ranch. One thing they both have in common are the American Bison, however there is a major difference between the two locations regarding the bison. At the Terry Bison Ranch, you can ride a train that takes guests out to feed the bison by hand. Another thing they have in common is President Theodore Roosevelt.
Yellowstone National Park was established by US Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S Grant on March 1st, 1872. It was the first national park in the United States. One of the many things that Yellowstone is known for is its wildlife. The American Bison in Yellowstone Park is the oldest and largest public herd in the United States. These bison are descended from a remnant of 23 bison that survived the mass slaughter of the 1800’s. We have heard in the newspapers so many times of people getting out of their cars to see a better look at the bison and get hurt because these animals are not tame, but very wild and free to roam.
If you’d like to get a better look at bison, then visit the Terry Bison Ranch. The Ranch was established in 1994 as a guest ranch for people to view the magnificent bison. At the ranch they have a train tour that takes you out into their bison herd. This herd has been raised around the train and are used to the tour that comes through, giving them sweet treats. As the ranch will tell you, they are still very wild and getting off the train is absolutely NOT permitted. This tour is a much safer way to view our American mammal and gives guests more information about the American Bison such as their way of life.
President Roosevelt has been a guest of both the Yellowstone National Park and The Terry Bison Ranch in 1903. At the ranch, Roosevelt was a guest of FE Warren, who first owned the ranch in the late 1800’s. Hanging at the ranch steakhouse is a picture of the President in the main house, which still stands today. The President also visited Yellowstone National Park that year and his visit is very well known. President Roosevelt loved the outdoors and was often known as “the conservation president”.
So Wyoming has this great ranch for travelers, locals and all. Have fun on your visit to Wyoming and we can’t wait to see you at the Terry Bison Ranch.