- Sundance, Wyoming -
Our community offers a wide range of care for older residents. An active senior center provides daily lunches (at the center and delivered), there is a city-operated elderly apartment complex, a privately owned assisted living, and a long-term care facility attached to the hospital. Our retired population plays a pivotal role in the direction of our community, their experience and leadership are integral to who we are today. Sundance is a wonderful place to retire.
Clarenbach Memorial park was renovated in 2010. The finished park will have a covered picnic area,parking,and restrooms are seasonal use and ADA compliant. The Park is a trailhead for the Sundance walking/biking path that stretches from downtown to the Washington Park/fairgrounds complex. The handicap accessible path meanders along Sundance Creek, with views of riparian habitat inside an urban setting. Sundance Pond, stocked by Wyoming Game and Fish for public fishing, is a perfect culmination for a family outing.
Crook County Medical Services operates a small rural hospital and clinic in Sundance. Emergency and acute care are available here. Five doctors provide services to our county residents through the Clinic. Crook County Public Health is active in providing care for all county residents. Immunizations, family planning, pre-natal education and all-hazard response training are just a few of the services available.
Between Mt. Rushmore and Devils Tower National Monuments, while on the route of many traveling toward Yellowstone National Park, Sundance offers a prime location for travelers to base their Black Hills vacation. The Sturgis motorcycle rally held every August is a convenient 45 minute drive from Sundance. Fishermen’s wits are challenged by walleye and northern pike in Keyhole Reservior, and by trout in Sand Creek. The Vore Buffalo Jump offers a unique perspective into Plains Indian life. The Bearlodge Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest offers primitive camping at Reuter Springs, Bearlodge and Cook Lake campgrounds. The specially designed Sundance Campground, just three miles from town, offers horse-backers a site complete with corrals, water and handicap accessible mounting docks. Trails for mountain bikers, hikers, horse riders, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and four-wheeler enthusiasts are all nearby.
Crook County School District www.crook1.com operates schools in Sundance, Moorcroft and Hulett.
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A vibrant business community can provide for almost any need. A grocery store, several mechanics and parts stores, and eating establishments are all nearby. The Sundance Times, published once weekly, has served our community with coverage of local news, sports and area happenings since 1884. An active chamber of commerce helps to promote area businesses.
History, culture, and religion are all important to Sundance residents. The Museum, Library and area churches are central to our daily lives. Crook County Museum, currently located in the courthouse basement, is a dynamic operation, preserving our county’s heritage while actively involving people in cultural entertainment, pursuits, and research. The Crook County Library offers reading and discussion groups for all ages, as well as writing groups for aspiring authors and programs for youngsters. Churches have long been an important and historic part of Sundance. A busy ministerial alliance works cooperatively to provide for our community’s spiritual needs.
Sundance has recently annexed 165 acres to the south and has extended water and sewer service to residences and businesses in this locale. This annexation has provided city services to many who were previously on out-dated lines and had limited services. Land has been set aside for future industrial expansion.
In 1879, Albert Hoge carefully surveyed the land and sold lots to future businesses. Lots for county and city government, eating establishments and saloons were sold first. His vision laid the foundation for what Sundance is today. In 2010, we are looking to the future, hoping to see new faces and new business, while being mindful of our past. We are proud to be the first, original Sundance: historic, western, and real.