Buford, Wyoming: Ames Brothers Pyramid

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Address:
211-205 Monument Road, Buford, WY
Directions:
I-80 exit 329. The top of it is visible to the south when driving west, a mile or so before the exit. Turn south onto Vedauwoo Rd, then left onto Monument Rd. Follow two miles to the access road, which is to the east of the pyramid.
Hours:
Daylight hours. Climbing is strictly prohibited. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
307-777-6323
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Ame Bros. Pyramid.

Ames Brothers Pyramid
The Ames Brothers were fatcat 19th century industrialists, now as forgotten as the lonely, towering pyramid that was built in their honor. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/21/2008]
Buford, Wyoming - Ames Pyramid Now A Landmark
Ames Brothers Pyramid: The U.S. Secretary of the Interior, and the National Park Service Director, have jointly announced that the Ames Brothers Pyramid has been designated a National Historic Landmark. [11/03/2016] Complete Story...

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Ames Brothers Pyramid.

Ames Brothers Pyramid

Easy to find off the highway. Gravel lot right next to the pyramid. Ames brothers look as scurrilous as ever.

[Matt Larson, 07/28/2020]

Ames Brothers pyramid.

Ames Brothers Pyramid

Be of good cheer. Although the official state website says that the monument is permanently closed, and while at first it appears to be completely surrounded by barbed wire and cable (with a "No Trespassing" sign on adjacent private property), there is a road on the east side that goes right to the monument base.

Interpretive plaques tell about the scalawag Ames boys (albeit in glowing terms). To the northwest you can still see outlines of the track roadbeds and the Union Pacific Sherman roundhouse.

One little girl remains in the town cemetery; when all the other remains were moved, no one claimed her, according to a very nice local resident who stopped and clued us to the monument approach road. The rock outcropping where stone for the pyramid was quarried is to the south.

[Richard Staley, 06/14/2020]

Ames Brothers Pyramid.

Ames Brothers Pyramid

This is definitely worth getting off the interstate and driving under two miles down a dirt road to see. The land is just breathtakingly beautiful and a great place to see the native wildlife. There were like 30 antelope that I got to enjoy while out there. The dirt road is in better condition than most dirt roads I've been down.

The monument's condition has remained fairly decent, as I'm sure it is exposed to some extreme weather. There are three plaques up by the pyramid. I wasn't expecting it to be as large as it was but it is pretty massive. There's also a B&B out there somewhere too, if you really enjoy stopping at the monument.

[Mallory Billings, 06/09/2015]

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