As far as I could tell this really is the only “tourist” thing to do in Lusk. Every small town seems to have its own museum, and here the focus, naturally, is on the town’s historic position on the route of the Deadwood-Cheyenne stage. In addition to the replica out front, shown in my photo, the museum has a real stagecoach used on that famous stage line (dating from the 1860s, and one of only two in the world), plus the usual Wyoming museum collection of artefacts and an old store front.
The museum is open Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, and admission is free.
Each year on the second weekend of July, the town of Lusk celebrates the Legend of Rawhide. The legend is a tale about a wagon train of pioneers headed through the butes south of Lusk. One of the young men on the train vows to kill the first indian he sees, who happens to be a fair indian maiden. The story that ensues will definitly captivate any audience. And even more captivating than the story is the scenery and actors. Over 100 people with horses, mules and even a team of oxen, come from Lusk and the surrounding areas to perfome in the pagent each year. After the performance you can count on a packed dance floor in the barn and a band playing late into the night. Oh, and don't forget the parade on Saturday afternoon, they stop traffic on hwy 85 just for the parade!
Home of the last stagecoach to run the Cheyenne-Deadwood line,this museum also features the many relics of pioneer and Indian days. One of the original four-horse coaches in use on the Cheyenne to Deadwood Line is on display here.