Green River Travel Guide

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    Sweetwater County Courthouse
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    Sweetwater County Museum
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Green River Things to Do

  • Flaming Gorge

    When I was a child, my dad took the family on a car trip to Yellowstone NP. It was July and yet a snow storm came, and the family quickly grew weary of trying to stay warm in a tent. So, we packed up and headed south to Flaming Gorge where I recall one of the best summer adventures ever. The beauty of the canyons combined with endless swimming and...

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  • Union Pacific Rail Depot and Yard

    The Green River rail yard is still very much functional, and unfortunately, the old railroad passenger terminal is still being occupied by the Union Pacific Offices. I was told at the museum that old marble floors were layered over with concrete during an effort to make the passenger lobby area suitable for office cubicles. Many windows appear to...

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  • Older Residences of Green River

    There are a few interesting homes in Green River, but most interesting is the setting in which they are found. Check out these examples.

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  • Old Commercial Buildings in Green River

    Green River doesn't have the substantial collection of old architecture found in some other Wyoming towns, but there are a few exotic examples worth seeing.

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  • Evers Park

    Near Expedition Island, but on the mainland, is the locally favorite Evers Park. There's plenty of picniking tables and lawn space, children's climbing equipment, and a great summer water attraction for the kids. Nearby, the railroad contributed an old caboose that children can climb on.

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  • Green River Walk

    There is a walk way, or bicycle trail that travels along the river which can be easily taken within an hour. I started at Expedition Island and stopped at an overpass where I returned to the truck, the map shows that Green River has a considerable acreage of park land and wetland preserves associated with this walk.

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  • Expedition Island

    The actual launch site for John Wesley Powell's adventure, that eventually resulted in his navigating the Grand Canyon, began at Expedition Island on the Green River. The site has been faithfully preserved as a park and there are bridges reaching the island from either bank of the river.

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  • Sweetwater County Museum: Powell Statue

    The Sweetwater County Museum is easy to find on Flaming Gorge Street, the main avenue in town. A larger than lifesize statue of John Wesley Powell stands out front of the former Green River Post Office. The building itself has been faithfully restored to retain the stone flooring inside and other features of the Post Office that would be costly to...

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  • Sweetwater County Museum: The Great...

    The race from New York to Paris by automobile passed through Green River, and there are numerous collectible pieces as evidence from this period during the first decade of the 20th century.

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  • Sweetwater County Museum: Pioneers and...

    The Mormans and Oregon Trail pioneers originally traveled through the northern corner of Sweetwater County, over the famous South Pass, where the uphill climb is so gradual and wide that pioneers pulling wagons could only discern the continental divide by the evidence of streams draining east or west. The Green River Valley in contrast was a risky...

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  • Sweetwater County Museum: Native...

    The County Museum tour (which is free) begins with a description of the geological origins of the Green River Valley and of the evidence for dinosaurs that once lived there. Then, there is an exceptional small town display of artifacts from Native Americans, and of the first French Fur Trappers that entered the valley in the first decade of the...

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  • Sweetwater County Museum: Modeled...

    A good starting point for appreciation of the town and region is offered free at the Sweetwater County Museum. The museum is located in the classic old postal building on Business 80, otherwise known as Flaming Gorge Road, in Green River. The museum is well organized and provides a complete overview of the history of region, from pre-historic...

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Green River Transportation

  • Pedestrian Bridge Over the Rail Yard

    The Union Pacific Rail Yard divides the city into two, and the main way that locals on foot get between downtown and the Expedition Island and Evers Parks is by the steel bridge.

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  • Shaded Place to Park the RV

    When traveling from the east on I-80, take the business 80 exit into town and you will soon find an overpass for the railroad tracks. This is very high and wide and is a great place to park the RV for the day or night. I parked my semi- and trailer for a couple of hours. To return to I-80, continue down Flaming Gorge Rd, the main drag in town,...

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  • Map

    This is a map of our roundtrip through the USA. For our roundtrip was only one possibility : the car! We travelled a lot of miles, but the roads are very good. Come follow me to the next chapter of my trip and go to my Jackson page (Wyoming) or go to my USA page to see an overview of my whole roundtrip.

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Green River Warnings and Dangers

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    Cute little calf peeking underneath her mum

    by sim1 Updated Oct 12, 2004

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    You have to drive careful on some roads. There are cattlegrids on the roads and signs that warn you for cattle on the road. The signs don`t say when the cows will be there, it can take 20 kilometers before you see them, they can be just around the corner.

    I love the little calf peeking at us from underneath her mum.

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Green River Tourist Traps

  • Green River Time Capsule

    The city has a time capsule at a downtown city park. The park also has some children's play equipment, a band stand, and some well tended wild flowers. This park is located just west of the museum on Flaming Gorge Rd.

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  • 1966 Simone with a nice car...

    1966 Simone with a nice car..... hahaha, that is not the year and the name of the car, that`s me :-) There were also 40 local cars on display. Don`t know which type this is, but wouldn`t mind taking it for a spin.

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    by sim1 Updated Oct 12, 2004

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    Miscellaneous:
    This was my story about my visit to Monument Valley. I hoped you enjoyed reading it! This page is part of my roundtrip through the USA. We made an awesome trip through the Western part of the USA. Take a look at my USA page to read about the rest of this roundtrip.

    I devided this travelstory into several chapters here is a link to my previous and next chapter:

    Previous chapter :part 12 Arches National Park
    Next chapter : part 14 Jackson

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Green River Off The Beaten Path

  • The Great Race

    This was one of the old cars I saw at the Great Race. It is a 1910 Selden Raceabout. I got some help with identifying these cars as I had no clue about the names of these cars myself. I just love to watch them, that's good enough for me :-)

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  • 1937 Buick Indy

    Another classic car is this 1937 Buick Indy Racer. It was fun to see these old cars actually driving instead of just seeing them in some museum. I guess that is why I enjoyed looking at the Great race so much.

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  • Wyoming

    Driving all the way from Moab and Arches National Park towards Yellowstone national Park is an awfully long drive. That's why we made this overnight stop in Green River. It isn't a place I would normally visit I guess. But the Great Race was a pleasant surprise.The drive was very long, but in a way fun to do. Seeing the sign of the State of Wyoming...

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  • Colorado!

    It must sound silly, but I love those State signs. Now I can say : `Another state I have been to`. This is stupid of course because we just drove through a tiny little bit of Colorado, along the Utah border.

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