Buford, Wyoming: Ames Brothers Pyramid

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Monument Road, Buford, WY
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 pyramid.
Daylight hours. Climbing is strictly prohibited. (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
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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

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]
Ames Monument

The Ames Monument is, indeed, hollow, but it has a huge pillar up the center to support the superstructure. One may almost touch both sides of its inner and outer walls when in it. The entrance to the inside is at ground level (look closely outside) and was closed up sometime after 1973. One had to crawl like a spelunking snake to get in. Many climbers used to free scale to the top, running up like monkeys and thanking their new gum-soled climbing shoes.

[Lynne, 08/09/2014]

Ames Brothers Pyramid.

Ames Brothers Pyramid

Drove the 1.8 miles to the pyramid in the snow. No more than 5 minutes off the interstate.

[Mark Thomas, 01/30/2014]

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